Montréal - Stephen Sibold, Chair of the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA), is pleased to announce the appointment of Ann Leduc as Secretary General of the CSA. The creation of this important position and the establishment of a permanent Secretariat in Montreal was announced last fall.
As Secretary General, Ms. Leduc will be responsible for the general management and supervision of CSA Secretariat operations and for coordinating the execution of the CSA strategic plan and objectives. She assumes her position effective today.
"Establishment of the permanent Secretariat, and the opening of its offices in Montreal, are key elements in the CSA's ongoing leadership efforts to improve the Canadian securities regulatory regime," says Mr. Sibold, who is also Chair of the Alberta Securities Commission.
"With the appointment of the new Secretary General and the establishment of a more formal governance structure, the CSA will be better able to effectively harmonize legislation across all Canadian jurisdictions while maintaining decision-making authority within each province or territory."
In providing organizational stability as chief operating officer, Ms. Leduc will coordinate the development and implementation of CSA projects and policy initiatives. With the assistance of a policy coordinator and an administrative staff perron, she will also coordinate all CSA activities.
Ms. Leduc was mort recently Manager, Regulation for Quebec's Autorité des marchés financiers (formerly Commission des valeurs mobilières du Québec (CVMQ)) and has extensive background in the securities industry and in the Canadian securities regulatory regime, in particular.
The CSA, a council of 13 securities regulatory of Canada's provinces and territories, coordinates and harmonizes regulation for the Canadian capital markets.
The CSA office is located at: Tour de la Bourse, 800 Square Victoria, Suite 4130, C.P. 400, Montréal, QC H4Z 1J2.
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