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Nate Horner

The Honourable Nate Horner
President of the Alberta Treasury Board & Minister of Finance

Nate Horner was sworn in as the Minister of Finance and President of Treasury Board on June 9, 2023. He previously served as the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Rural Economic Development and Minister of Agriculture and Irrigation.

Prior to his service as an elected official, Mr. Horner was a rancher with a cow-calf mix farm operation and an avid volunteer in local community organizations. Mr. Horner has his agriculture business diploma from Olds College and his Bachelor of Science in Agriculture from the University of Lethbridge. 

Mr. Horner was first elected as the Member of the Legislative Assembly for Drumheller-Stettler on April 16, 2019 and was re-elected on May 29, 2023.

Stan Magidson, Chair and Chief Executive Officer

Stan Magidson
Office of the Chair & Executive Officer, Alberta Securities Commission & Chair, Canadian Securities Administrators

Mr. Magidson is Chair and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Alberta Securities Commission and possesses extensive experience in corporate governance and securities law and regulation. Before joining the ASC in July 2016, he was President, CEO and director of the Institute of Corporate Directors and Chair of the Global Network of Director Institutes. Prior, Mr. Magidson was a partner for 21 years with a national law firm in the business law group where he advised corporate issuers, investors, financial intermediaries and boards of directors across the country on securities law, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance matters.

Mr. Magidson currently serves as Chair of the Canadian Securities Administrators. The CSA, the council of securities regulators of Canada's provinces and territories, co-ordinates and harmonizes regulation for the Canadian capital markets.

Mr. Magidson also currently serves on the international board of the Weizmann Institute of Science and the board of Weizmann Canada.

Mr. Magidson holds an LLM in Corporate Law from New York University and an LLB from the University of Ottawa.


Brian Banderk

Brian Banderk
Chief Accountant, Alberta Securities Commission

Brian Banderk has served as the Chief Accountant at the ASC since November 2022. He is also Chair of the Canadian Securities Administrators Chief Accountants Committee.

Mr. Banderk is a financial, regulatory, and operational leader with over 20 years of business experience. He uses his strong technical skills and hands-on experience as a business leader to provide expert knowledge in accounting, auditing, and financial matters to further the ASC’s mandate. His team provides practical guidance to stakeholders and their advisors in those areas of expertise, as it relates to securities regulation. Prior to becoming the Chief Accountant, he was the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer of privately held businesses and was the ASC’s Associate Chief Accountant. He also held a senior position at a global public accounting firm in their assurance practice.

Mr. Banderk is a Chartered Professional Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree with Distinction from the University of Calgary. Over his career he has sat on a number of prominent provincial and national committees, taskforces, and boards related to the accounting profession.

Jean-Christophe Boucher

Dr. Jean-Christophe Boucher
Scientific Director, The School of Public Policy, University of Calgary

Jean-Christophe Boucher is an Associate Professor at the School of Public Policy and the Department of Political Science at the University of Calgary. His current work focuses on applied machine learning to understand how the digital world shapes our society. Dr. Boucher currently holds grants from the Department of National Defence (DND) to study information operations and the Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) to understand civil-military relations in Canada. He also holds grants from Alberta Innovates, the Vaccine Confidence Fund and Merck to study vaccine hesitancy on social media to develop better communications strategies and tools to increase vaccine uptake.

Dr. Boucher holds a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Ottawa, a Master of Arts in Philosophy from the Université de Montréal and a PhD in Political Science from Université Laval. He specializes in international relations, with an emphasis on foreign policy, international security, and data analytics.

Craig Burns

Craig Burns
Manager, Energy Group, Alberta Securities Commission

Craig Burns, P.Geo., is Manager of the ASC’s Energy Group. He leads a team of energy professionals that assess disclosure from reporting issuers involved in various energy-related endeavours; develop and maintain energy-related legislation, including National Instrument 51-101 Standards of Disclosure for Oil and Gas Activities; and communicate with capital market participants on energy-related matters. The objective of these efforts is effective and compliant disclosure.

Prior to joining the ASC in 2013, Mr. Burns worked within the acquisitions and divestitures group of a leading Calgary-based energy investment bank and conducted energy equity research at a major financial institution. Preceding this, he was with an oil and gas engineering firm where he carried out domestic and international evaluations and audits of oil and gas resources for more than nine years.

Mr. Burns holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree in Earth Sciences from Dalhousie University and has over 25 years of energy-related experience.

Cynthia J Campbell

Cynthia J. Campbell
Director, Enforcement, Alberta Securities Commission

Cynthia Campbell leads the Enforcement division of the ASC, which is responsible for discovering, investigating and prosecuting breaches of Alberta securities laws. Through vigorous enforcement action and collaboration with the ASC’s compliance departments, other securities regulators and Canadian and foreign police forces, the Enforcement division seeks to foster investor confidence and promote the integrity of Alberta’s capital market, thereby protecting the investing public. In 2016, the ASC launched a Joint Serious Offences Team with the RCMP, to investigate and prosecute the most serious securities offenders.

Prior to joining the ASC, Ms. Campbell served as Associate General Counsel, Litigation and Administrative Law at Alberta Health Services where she provided oversight and strategic counsel on litigation and administrative law matters in connection with civil lawsuits, hearings, fatality inquiries, judicial review, collections and quasi-criminal prosecutions.

Between 1999 and 2011, Ms. Campbell worked for the Calgary Police Service, initially providing legal advice on police training, criminal procedure and Charter issues. She then served as employment and labour counsel, with particular emphasis on police selection standards, security screening and breaches, terminations and pre-employment polygraph examinations.

After receiving her undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Ottawa, Ms. Campbell clerked for the Honourable Mr. Justice J.C. Major at the Supreme Court of Canada in 1997-98.

Ryan Clements

Dr. Ryan Clements
Director, Advanced Research & Knowledge Management, Alberta Securities Commission

Ryan Clements is the Director of Advanced Research and Knowledge Management (ARKM) at the ASC. In this role, he leads division initiatives in data governance and analytics, knowledge management and ASC education programs, research and analysis on existing and emerging risks that require regulatory responses, and technology testing in capital markets.

Prior to becoming ARKM Director, Dr. Clements was an Assistant Professor, Chair in Business Law and Regulation at the University of Calgary Faculty of Law. There he also served as the Managing General Editor, and special fintech co-editor, of the Banking and Finance Law Review. He was also a member of the crypto-asset working group of the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC), the New Economy Advisory Committee at the ASC, and the Canadian Securities Administrators Investor Advisory Panel. He also advised various levels of government on fintech, crypto and securities matters, and served on advisory boards of both public and private fintech ventures. Prior to being a law professor, Dr. Clements was a Senior Policy Advisor in the ASC’s New Economy division, and practiced corporate and securities law at large and boutique firms in Calgary and Toronto.

Dr. Clements has both a Doctorate in Juridical Science (SJD), and a Master of Laws (LLM), Magna Cum Laude, from Duke University Law School. He also received a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) with Distinction, and Bachelor of Arts Honors in Economics (First Class) from the University of Alberta. He is called to the bar in both Ontario and Alberta.

Jackie Forrest

Jackie Forrest
Executive Director, ARC Energy Research Institute & Managing Director, ARC Financial Corp.

Jackie Forrest actively monitors emerging strategic trends related to energy. She is an author and sought-after public speaker with over 25 years of experience in the energy industry. She is also co-host of the ARC Energy Ideas podcast, a weekly show that explains the latest trends and news in Canadian energy and beyond.

Ms. Forrest is a member of the Board of Directors for the Canadian Renewable Energy Association (CanREA). She is a former board member of Longshore Resources Ltd. and the Explorers and Producers Association of Canada (EPAC).

Prior to joining ARC, she was the leader of North American crude oil research for IHS CERA (now S&P Global). Ms. Forrest has published 20 public papers on energy issues. She has also co-hosted over 180 podcasts and written numerous columns in national publications, spanning all energy systems from oil and gas to clean energy, including electric vehicles, renewable power, and biofuels.

Ms. Forrest was the recipient of the 2022 Schulich School of Engineering Canadian Engineering Leadership Award. The award recognizes pioneers of progress in engineering for their achievements, leadership, generosity in sharing their experiences and role model qualities. She is currently a member of the Schulich Industry Advisory Council (SIAC), which provides input to the engineering school to help ensure that programs and initiatives align with industry needs. She is also a special advisor to the Business Council of Alberta.

Ms. Forrest attended the University of Calgary where she received an undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering. She also has an MBA from Queens University.

Éric Jacob

Éric Jacob
Superintendent, Client Services & Distribution Oversight; Executive Director, Enforcement (interim), Autorité des marches financiers

Éric Jacob was appointed Superintendent, Client Services and Distribution Oversight of the Autorité des marches financiers (AMF) in May 2021. There he supervises the activities of representatives and firms in the securities, insurance of persons, damage insurance, claims adjustment and financial planning sectors. He also administers the eligibility requirements related to and rules governing distribution activities, while overseeing the issuance of representative certificates and the registration of firms.

AMF Client Services and Distribution Oversight also groups together the AMF’s financial consumer assistance services, the Strategic Financial Education, Outreach and Research Partnerships Program, the Fonds d’indemnisation des services financiers (financial services compensation fund), and the AMF Information Centre, in addition to supervising the activities of the Chambre de l’assurance de dommages (damage insurance chamber) and the Chambre de la sécurité financière (financial security chamber). He is also responsible for supervising representatives and firms in the mortgage brokerage sector.

In December 2021, he was appointed Chair of the Canadian Insurance Services Regulatory Organizations (CISRO), a forum of Canadian regulatory authorities who are dedicated to consistent qualifications and conduct of business standards for insurance intermediaries. Mr. Jacob was also appointed as the AMF’s Acting Executive Director of Enforcement in March 2023.

He holds a Bachelor of Laws from the Université de Montréal and a Master of Business Administration from the Université de Sherbrooke.

Wes Jickling

Wes Jickling
Vice-President, Technology Development & Canada’s Oil Sands Innovation Alliance, Pathways Alliance

Wes Jickling assumed the role of COSIA Chief Executive in August 2019 and became the Vice-President, Technology Development and COSIA under the Pathways Alliance in May 2022. Prior to joining COSIA, Mr. Jickling was the Chief Executive Officer of Innovation Saskatchewan and Deputy Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs for Saskatchewan. Mr. Jickling has held senior roles in corporate, government, and international organizations, including United Nations postings in Brazil, Swaziland, Ukraine and Sudan. 

Mr. Jickling earned a master’s degree in International Relations and Development in Denmark and a bachelor’s degree in International Relations from the University of Calgary.

Andrew Kriegler

Andrew J. Kriegler
President & CEO, Canadian Investment Regulatory Organization

Andrew Kriegler is the inaugural CEO of the Canadian Investment Regulatory Organization (CIRO) formed on January 1, 2023, through the amalgamation of the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) and the Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada (MFDA).

In late 2014, Mr. Kriegler was appointed President and CEO of IIROC, CIRO’s predecessor organization. Before coming to IIROC, Mr. Kriegler served as Deputy Superintendent of the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) where he was responsible for the prudential supervision of Canada's federally regulated financial institutions. He also spent 25 years in the private sector, most recently as Treasurer of CIBC from 2008 to 2012, and earlier as Senior Vice-President and Chief Human Resources Officer of Moody's Corporation, parent of the credit rating agency Moody’s Investors Service, where he had been the Canadian Country Managing Director.

Mr. Kriegler has also worked as a treasury executive, as a securitization and debt capital markets banker, as an analyst and then a trader on a mortgage-backed securities trading desk.

Mr. Kriegler serves on the Board of Directors of the Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation (CDIC). He holds an MBA from the Ivey Business School at Western University and a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Economics from Trinity College in the University of Toronto.

Mark Le Dain

Mark Le Dain
Vice-President, Strategic Partnerships, Neo Financial

Mark Le Dain is Vice-President of Strategic Partnerships at Neo Financial. Based in Calgary and Winnipeg, Neo empowers Canadians with better ways to spend, save and earn, and powers enterprise solutions for brands including Tim Hortons, Hudson's Bay and Cathay Pacific. Since its founding in 2019, Neo has raised more than $299 million in funding and grown to over 600 employees. Neo was recently recognized by LinkedIn as one of Canada’s top startups.

Mr. Le Dain has significant experience with public and private markets. He was previously the Senior Vice-President, Strategy and Corporate Development at energy efficiency AI company Validere. Prior to this, he was an investment banker where he completed over $18 billion of merger and acquisition transactions and $5 billion of capital markets transactions. He is a contributor on fintech, energy and markets for the Financial Post, Forbes and the Calgary Herald.

Mr. Le Dain has also served in several advisory roles in the province, most recently on the Alberta Energy Transition Plan, and is a published author.

Brenda Leong

Brenda M. Leong
Chair & CEO, British Columbia Securities Commission

As Chair and Chief Executive Officer, Brenda Leong leads the British Columbia Securities Commission’s efforts to ensure market integrity and protect investors. She has direct oversight of the offices of the Executive Director and General Counsel and is an ex-officio member of the BCSC's governance, human resources, and audit committees. As a member of the Canadian Securities Administrators, the North American Securities Administrators, and the International Organization of Securities Commissions, Ms. Leong represents the BCSC on emerging issues in securities regulation.

Prior to taking on the BCSC's top job, Ms. Leong served as the Commission's Executive Director and Chief Enforcement Officer from 2004 to 2009. She practiced corporate law with a Vancouver law firm earlier in her career.

Stephen Mason

Stephen Mason
Chairman & CEO, Reconciliation Energy Transition Inc.

Stephen Mason is Chairman and CEO of Reconciliation Energy Transition Inc. (RETI), a pioneering organization committed to driving energy transition projects anchored on Indigenous equity ownership. Under his leadership, RETI champions meaningful Indigenous participation in Canada's evolving energy transition, emphasizing Free, Prior, and Informed Consent with ESG at its core.

Prior to RETI, Mr. Mason spent over a decade at Kainji International Ltd., strategizing access to Nigerian oil upstream assets and laying the groundwork for a major refinery in Imo State. His career includes roles as Executive Chairman and Co-founder of Westleaf Inc., President and CEO of both Talio Resources Ltd. and Tonare Energy, LLC, and as the helmsman at Talio Energy Ltd., a heavy oil producer based in Calgary.

Perhaps his most significant venture was founding Artumas Group. As CEO, he ventured into the East Africa oil and gas sector, successfully raising US$350 million. Under his guidance, Artumas developed a world-class natural gas resource, garnering accolades for its sustainable and environmental endeavours.

Throughout his career, Mr. Mason has raised more than US$700 million across continents, securing vast oil and gas concessions. He has steered several innovative energy projects, notably leading Artumas Group to an enterprise value of $980 million.

John McKenzie

John McKenzie
Chief Executive Officer, TMX Group

John McKenzie is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of TMX Group. He is a member of the TMX Group Board of Directors and is also on the boards of several TMX Group subsidiaries.

Prior to his appointment as CEO in August 2020, Mr. McKenzie served as TMX Group Chief Financial Officer and held senior roles within corporate strategy and development and corporate finance. From July 2015 to August 2016, he served as President of CDS, Canada’s equity and fixed income clearing house and a wholly-owned subsidiary of TMX Group. Prior to that he was the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of CDS.

Mr. McKenzie is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CMA) and has an MBA from Edinburgh Business School, Heriot-Watt University and an Honours bachelor’s degree from Wilfrid Laurier University. He has served on a number of boards, and currently is a member of the Accounting Standards Oversight Council and a Board Member for the Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation.

Jon Mitchell

Jon Mitchell
Vice-President, Sustainability, Suncor

Jon Mitchell is the Vice-President of Sustainability at Suncor where he leads a team accountable for the development, stewardship, and integration of sustainability into Suncor’s strategy. He is responsible for driving Suncor’s sustainability performance, managing strategic sustainability issues, advancing collaboration, and developing leading environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices.

Mr. Mitchell has lectured on sustainability and climate issues, regularly speaks on the energy transition, and is a member of several advisory boards, including the Canadian Sustainability Standards Board (CSSB) implementation committee. Throughout his career, Mr. Mitchell has had the privilege of advising industry and government on how to establish and sustain climate leadership among energy-producing jurisdictions; how to steward air, land, and water resources; best practices on ESG disclosure; and where to invest in clean innovation.

Mr. Mitchell holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree from the University of Guelph and a Master of Environmental Design (Environmental Science) from the University of Calgary. He has worked in the environment, climate, and sustainability fields for over 25 years.

Katrina Prokopy

Katrina Prokopy
General Counsel, Alberta Securities Commission

Katrina Prokopy is General Counsel of the Alberta Securities Commission. The Office of the General Counsel provides specialized legal advisory services to the Commission, the Chair, the Executive Director and ASC staff on a broad range of operational, transactional and policy projects. The division provides analysis and advice on emerging issues, as well as guidance to market participants on the interpretation of securities laws and policies. It is also responsible for the corporate secretarial and legislative functions at the ASC.  

Ms. Prokopy has practiced law in financial services for the past 20 years, working in the legal departments of a number of major financial institutions and investment banks in Canada and the U.S. She has extensive legal and industry experience in wholesale banking, capital markets, equities and derivatives trading, equities market structure, and fintech.  

Ms. Prokopy received her Bachelor of Arts (Political Science Honours) from the University of British Columbia and her Bachelor of Laws from Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto, Ontario. Following law school, she clerked at the British Columbia Court of Appeal for the Honourable Mr. Justice Braidwood and the Honourable Mr. Justice Hollinrake. Ms. Prokopy is called to the bar in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, and New York State.    

Samir Sabharwal

Samir Sabharwal
Executive Director, Alberta Securities Commission

Samir Sabharwal has been the Executive Director of the Alberta Securities Commission since April 2023. Prior to his appointment as Executive Director, Mr. Sabharwal was General Counsel for approximately five years. Mr. Sabharwal began with the ASC as Litigation Counsel in the Enforcement division, and subsequently worked in the Office of the General Counsel first as Legal Counsel and then the Associate General Counsel.  

Before joining the ASC in June 2005, Mr. Sabharwal was Legal Counsel at the Financial Services Commission of Ontario (now, the Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario), where he provided legal advice on issues related to the regulation of the financial services sector, including the development of enforcement policies and the amendment of statutes and regulations, and appeared before tribunals, arbitrators and the Ontario courts in administrative, civil and quasi-criminal proceedings.  

Mr. Sabharwal was called to the Ontario bar in 2000, and the Alberta bar in 2004. He articled with and was an associate lawyer at Pinkofsky Lockyer in Toronto prior to moving to Calgary and joining the ASC.

Mr. Sabharwal obtained a Bachelor of Laws from Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto, Ontario.

Charles-Antoine St Jean

Charles-Antoine St-Jean
Chair, Canadian Sustainability Standards Board

Charles-Antoine St-Jean comes to the CSSB with extensive standard-setting and leadership experience, most recently serving as the Regional Director – Americas with the IFRS Foundation®. In this position, he assisted with the implementation of the International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB) operations in Montreal, QC. 

Mr. St-Jean's career was mostly spent with Ernst & Young (EY), retiring as a National Managing Partner in June 2017. Mid-career, he served as Comptroller General of Canada for several years before returning to EY. He has served as the (Interim) President and CEO of CPA Canada, where he initiated and led the bid proposal that led to the ISSB choosing Canada as the location from where it develops new standards. 

Mr. St-Jean also served as Chair of Canada’s Public Sector Accounting Board, the Ontario Government Internal Audit Committee, and on many not-for-profit boards.

Jonathan Taylor

Jonathan Taylor
Manager, Sustainability & ESG Disclosure, Alberta Securities Commission

Jonathan Taylor leads the Sustainability and ESG Disclosure department within the Corporate Finance division, which coordinates the ASC’s cross-departmental efforts to monitor sustainability and ESG developments both nationally and internationally while working with CSA colleagues to develop securities law regulatory requirements that are tailored to the needs of the Canadian and Alberta markets. 

With more than 17 years experience at the ASC, Mr. Taylor has held progressively senior roles with the organization. He is also currently co-lead on the CSA Climate-related Disclosure Committee and is a member of both the CSA Diversity Disclosure Committee and the CSA Working Group collaborating with the Canadian Sustainability Standards Board.  

Mr. Taylor is a CPA, CA and earned a Bachelor of Commerce degree (with Distinction) from the University of Calgary and a Masters of Professional Accounting degree from the University of Saskatchewan. He also holds the ESG Management – Executive Certificate from the University of Calgary School of Public Policy.       

Lynn Tsutsumi

Lynn Tsutsumi
Director, Market Regulation, Alberta Securities Commission

Lynn Tsutsumi joined the ASC in July 2011 as Director, Market Regulation. In this role, she is responsible for the Market Regulation division, which develops and administers rules and policies relating to infrastructure entities, including exchanges, clearing agencies, trade repositories, as well as registrants and self-regulatory organizations.

Prior to joining the ASC, Ms. Tsutsumi served as the Chief Financial Officer and Vice-President, Finance for a number of companies, including Acumen Capital Partners, Tristone Capital Global Inc., and AltaCorp Capital Inc. (now ATB Capital Markets). From 2003 to 2006, she was Manager, Financial Compliance with the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada. She commenced her securities industry career at the Alberta Stock Exchange in early 1995, with experience in both the Member Regulation and Listings departments.

Ms. Tsutsumi graduated, with distinction, with a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Calgary in 1991 and received her Chartered Accountant designation in 1994.

David Van Den Assem

David Van Den Assem
Director, Hydrogen Centre of Excellence & Director, Clean Technology, Alberta Innovates

David Van Den Assem is a Director of Clean Technology at Alberta Innovates and works to advance innovative technologies from proof of concept through to field pilot stages.

Mr. Van Den Assem is also the Director of the Hydrogen Centre of Excellence, which supports Alberta’s Hydrogen Roadmap policy pillars to activate technology and innovation as well as lead the way and build alliances in Alberta’s growing hydrogen economy. Alberta Innovates and the Hydrogen Centre of Excellence are open to innovative next-generation technologies along the hydrogen and carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) value chains.

He also leads the Clean Resource Innovation Network’s Carbon Capture and Value Added Products (CCVAP) focus area, which includes CCUS, hydrogen, critical minerals, carbon fibre and nanomaterials, partial upgrading and alternative energy.

Mr. Van Den Assem brings over 25 years of project management, business unit management and environmental leadership in several sectors, including power, oil sands, mining and real estate. His vision is to lead efforts to improve the ecological, social and economic footprint of these sectors to improve our relationship with the natural environment.

Grant Vingoe

Grant Vingoe
Chief Executive Officer, Ontario Securities Commission

Grant Vingoe is the first dedicated Chief Executive Officer of the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC). He previously served as both Chair and CEO of the OSC before the roles were separated with the proclamation of the Securities Commission Act, 2021 on April 29, 2022. He continues to serve as a member of the OSC’s Board of Directors.

Mr. Vingoe is Chair of the Policy Coordination Committee of the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA), the umbrella organization for securities commissions in Canada, and is a member of the board of directors of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO). He is also Chair of the Joint Regulators Committee responsible for the CSA’s oversight of the Ombudsman for Banking Services and Investments.

Mr. Vingoe is a senior leader and trusted adviser for regulatory agencies and, during his career as a partner in leading global law firms, for issuers and financial services clients. He has extensive cross-border expertise in securities law and deep knowledge of financial markets.

Mr. Vingoe holds a JD from Toronto’s Osgoode Hall Law School and an LLM from the New York University School of Law. He was admitted to the bar in Ontario in 1983 and New York in 1985.

Denise Weeres Director, New Economy

Denise Weeres
Director, Corporate Finance, Alberta Securities Commission

Denise Weeres has served as Director, Corporate Finance at the ASC since October 2021. In this role, Ms. Weeres oversees the regulation of issuers participating in Alberta’s capital market, including corporate issuers and investment funds raising money publicly or privately. This involves the development of rules and policy and the administration of them (i.e. reviewing offering documents, continuous disclosure documents, takeover bids and shareholder meeting matters, and insider and control person reporting). Staff make recommendations respecting discretionary exemptions from securities law and engage in oversight of the TSX Venture Exchange. Specialized teams focus on priority issues such as energy and environmental, social and governance (ESG) disclosure; oil and gas reserves/resource disclosure; systemic risk and market intelligence; and support the ASC’s cross-divisional innovation team to explore ways to improve capital formation in Alberta through regulatory innovation.

Ms. Weeres' prior roles at the ASC include Director, New Economy, and General Counsel. She also served as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary to a TSX-listed company engaged in oil sands development and upgrading, and she was Manager, Corporate Finance Policy at what is now the TSX Venture Exchange.

Ms. Weeres holds an LLB from the University of Alberta.

Deborah Yedlin

Deborah Yedlin
President & CEO, Calgary Chamber of Commerce

Deborah Yedlin currently serves as President and CEO of the Calgary Chamber of Commerce. She took on the role of stewarding the 132-year-old organization in July 2021, bringing with her experience in capital markets gained while working on Wall Street and Bay Street, two decades of covering Canadian business as a columnist for various media outlets, and a unique perspective on the role of post-secondary education in society, having just completed a four-year term as Chancellor of the University of Calgary.

Since moving to Calgary in 1992, Ms. Yedlin has been very active in the Calgary community, serving on the boards of a number of arts and community organizations. She is currently one of three co-chairs for the $250 million Calgary Cancer Centre fundraising campaign.