Brigitte Samson has held the position of Chief Internal Auditor at the Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF) since May 2016. Supported by a team of two auditors, she provides the President and CEO and the Conseil consultatif de régie administrative (Advisory Board) with assurance on the degree of control over the AMF’s operations and gives advice on how its operations can be improved. Internal Audit assists the President and CEO and Advisory Board in fulfilling their responsibilities in accordance with regulatory requirements and governance principles, while contributing to the achievement of the AMF’s goals and mission.
Ms. Samson is also responsible for administering the internal disclosure of wrongdoing program. In this role, she ensures compliance with the program, reports on disclosures that are made and keeps the CEO and Advisory Board informed about any steps that are taken in response to them.
Prior to joining the AMF, Ms. Samson led internal audit, risk management, compliance, information security and business continuity teams within financial services environments. She has more than 20 years of internal audit experience. She also has expertise in technology auditing, real estate management, finance, investing, the protection of personal information (privacy), complaints management, and anti-money laundering.
During her career, Ms. Samson has contributed to the development of the internal auditor profession by serving as chair of the board of directors of the Québec City chapter of the Institute of Internal Auditors (2008-2009) and by holding various positions on that board (2003-2013) and the board of the Institute of Internal Auditors Canada (2012-2014).
Brigitte Samson is a Chartered Professional Accountant, Chartered Accountant (CPA, CA), a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) and a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), and holds a Certification in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA).