Chief Adjudicator and Adjudicators
The Securities Commission Act, 2021 provides that the Capital Markets Tribunal be composed of at least nine Adjudicators appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council for a specified fixed term. Adjudicators preside over administrative proceedings brought before the Tribunal.
On recommendation of the Minister of Finance, the Lieutenant Governor in Council designates a Chief Adjudicator from among the appointed Adjudicators. The Chief Adjudicator is responsible for supervising and directing the operations of the Tribunal. For more information regarding the Chief Adjudicator’s responsibilities, see the Memorandum of Understanding between the Ontario Securities Commission and the Ministry of Finance.
Securities Commission Act, 2021
Memorandum of Understanding between the Ontario Securities Commission and the Ministry of Finance
Adjudicator Remuneration and Expenses Policy
Tim Moseley was Vice-Chair of the Ontario Securities Commission from 2017 to 2022, and was formerly chair of the Commission’s Adjudicative Committee. He was previously a part-time Member of the Commission from 2015 to 2017.
Before joining the OSC, Tim was CIBC’s global Chief Compliance Officer for over ten years, following two years as head of the Canadian litigation group in CIBC’s Legal Department. Before that he practiced corporate/commercial litigation for twelve years, including six years in private practice, and six years as Litigation Counsel in the OSC’s Enforcement Branch, with the last two of those years as Manager of Litigation.
Tim is co-chair of the Laskin Moot Court Competition, which annually considers problems involving administrative and constitutional law. He is also a member of the board of directors of Dixon Hall Neighbourhood Services, an integrated social services agency focused on east downtown Toronto.
Sandra Blake has over 25 years of legal and compliance experience related to the financial services industry in Canada and globally. She has investment management, wealth management, institutional brokerage and regulatory experience.
Most recently Ms. Blake held the position of Senior Vice-President and Chief Compliance Officer at IGM Financial Inc. Ms. Blake also worked in a regulatory environment, having held the positions of Vice-President, Business Conduct Compliance as well as Registration at IIROC, and Manager, Compliance and Registrant Regulation and Senior Legal Counsel at the Ontario Securities Commission. Before that, she held senior global leadership roles at various banks and securities dealers including TD Securities, Helvea SA (Switzerland) and Scotia Capital.
Ms. Blake is a lawyer and has a degree from the University of Saskatchewan and is a member of the Law Society of Ontario.
Andrea Burke is a litigation lawyer with extensive experience in complex commercial and securities-related litigation and law, including securities class actions, oppression proceedings, and enforcement and contested transaction matters before the Ontario Securities Commission. Ms. Burke is a partner in Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP, where she has practiced for over 25 years and has held various roles, including Chair of the firm’s Student Committee, member of the firm's Evaluation and Talent Management Committees, and co-Chair of the firm’s Respect in the Workplace Committee.
Ms. Burke is a former Director of The Advocates' Society, a past chair of many of its committees and task forces and a frequent speaker and skills trainer at its educational programs. She is a member of the Ontario Superior Court's Commercial List Users' Committee, a member of the Sopinka Cup (Trial Advocacy Competition) Organizing Committee, a past President of the University of Toronto Law Alumni Association Council, a former member of the University of Toronto Law School’s Bay Street Fundraising Campaign Advisory Group and a frequent mentor to University of Toronto law students. She is also a former member of the Ontario Securities Commission’s Securities Proceedings Advisory Committee, a former adjunct professor at University of Toronto Faculty of Law, and a former member of the Cabbagetown Heritage Conservation District Advisory Committee.
Ms. Burke holds a B. Com (Economics & Finance) (Joint Hons) from McGill University and an LL. B (Hons) from the University of Toronto.
Geoff Creighton brings four decades of legal and securities experience to his role. He was formerly SVP, General Counsel, CCO and Corporate Secretary of IGM Financial Inc., a public financial institution. Prior to joining IGM, Geoff was a partner with Torys LLP, focused on mergers and acquisitions, complex corporate finance, international joint ventures and corporate governance.
A Chartered Director (C. Dir.) and Certified In-House Counsel (CIC.C), he is a member of the Independent Review Committee of BlackRock Canada, and volunteer CEO of In-House Counsel Worldwide (ICW), the international network of in-house bar associations. Geoff serves as Chair of the judging panel for the Governance Professionals of Canada’s Excellence in Governance Awards, as a Trustee of the Legal Leaders for Diversity Trust Fund, and as a director of the Oakville Symphony. He has also been a long-time member of governing bodies of the Canadian and Ontario Bar Associations and the Canadian Corporate Counsel Association.
Holding an LL. B from University of Toronto, Geoff began his career clerking at the Supreme Court of Canada before joining Torys LLP as a litigator.
Jim Douglas’s decades-long practice at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP has focused on securities litigation and regulation, including shareholder disputes, shareholders’ class actions, mergers and acquisitions litigation, broker liability suits, regulatory proceedings, criminal prosecutions and related internal investigations.
Jim also provides representation in general commercial disputes, including contract disputes, debtor/creditor rights, commercial torts and energy market litigation.
Jim was Senior Investigation Counsel at the Ontario Securities Commission in 1989-90. He was also the Litigation Manager for the Enforcement Branch of the Commission in 1996-97. Both positions were secondments from Borden Ladner Gervais LLP.
Bill Furlong was a part-time Member of the Ontario Securities Commission from 2015 to 2019, and for part of that time was chair of the Commission’s Audit and Finance Committee. Before his appointment to the Commission, Mr. Furlong held various senior global leadership roles in Capital Markets at TD Securities, from which he retired in 2012 as Vice Chair.
Mr. Furlong currently sits on the board of CAA Club Group (CAA Southern Ontario and Manitoba), is Chair of the Investment Committee, and is a member of the subsidiary boards (and various board committees) of CAA Insurance, Orion Insurance and Echelon Insurance.
Since 2013, Mr. Furlong has been an Executive-in-Residence at the Ian O. Ihnatowycz Institute for Leadership at Ivey Business School, writing, presenting and lecturing on Leader Character to students and business leaders from across North America and the United Kingdom.
From 2013 to 2022, Mr. Furlong was a member of the Board of Directors of Eva’s Initiatives, an award-winning charity operating in Toronto providing services to homeless and at-risk youth.
Mr. Furlong holds a B. Comm. Honors (Memorial University of Newfoundland), an M.B.A. (Ivey Business School, Western), and the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.
The Honourable Russell Juriansz was a practising lawyer for 24 years, both in government and private practice, until 1998 when he was appointed a judge of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice. He later became a judge on the Court of Appeal for Ontario in 2004 and served for over 17 years until September 2021.
In 1987 he joined Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP. He left as a partner in 1994 to start his own private practice, Russell Juriansz, Barristers & Solicitors. Specializing in administrative, constitutional and employment law, Russell appeared before the Supreme Court of Canada on several ground-breaking cases on discrimination, sexual harassment and pay equity. He spoke and wrote frequently on human rights issues and edited several journals. He was an adjunct professor at the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law from 1984 to 1986 and is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice. At the Superior Court and at the Court of Appeal he sat on several court committees, including those involving technology.
He is currently on the roster of arbitrators at Arbitration Place.
Dale Ponder is a former Co-Chair of Osler LLP, having retired from that role in December 2021. She served on the firm’s Partnership Board for many years. She is the Firm’s immediate past National Managing Partner and Chief Executive, a position she held for over nine years. As a long-time senior member of the Firm’s mergers and acquisitions practice, she has extensive experience leading transactions relating to public and private mergers and acquisitions matters, including cross-border transactions, and advising public boards on governance, capital markets and securities law matters.
Dale is a current and former member of various public, private, and not for profit boards. She is the Founding Chair of the Canadian Business Growth Fund and a current member of the boards of LifeWorks, Choice Properties REIT, CBGF, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, and the Caldwell Partners Top 40 Under 40 Advisory Board; and a past board member of St. Michael’s Hospital.
Cathy Singer has been a part-time Member of the Ontario Securities Commission since June 2020. She is a lawyer with over 35 years of business and securities law experience in private practice. Cathy is currently a partner at Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP, where she has been practicing for the past 21 years. She was previously at Fasken Martineau Dumoulin LLP, during which time she spent over two years seconded to the Ontario Securities Commission as its General Counsel.
Cathy’s broad experience includes mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, related party transactions and corporate governance matters, as a trusted advisor to her clients in the mining, industrial and investment funds sectors.
Cecilia Williams is a senior compliance, risk management and regulatory executive with extensive experience in major financial institutions. She has worked in the Canadian and global regulatory environments, having spent a significant portion of her career with global operations of Scotiabank and CIBC and the Canadian operations of a global bank, UBS.
Compliance and risk management have been a focus of Ms. Williams’ career, primarily in the financial services industry. Most recently, she held the role of Senior Vice-President, Head of Compliance for Scotiabank. Prior to taking on lead responsibility for the compliance risk management program at Scotiabank, Ms. Williams held senior positions in their global capital markets, wealth management and transaction banking businesses.
Ms. Williams joined Scotiabank from CIBC where she was Vice-President of Business Controls for the global private wealth management and Imperial Service businesses, with responsibility for operational, credit and regulatory risk. Prior to that role, she was Executive Director, Legal & Compliance for UBS Bank / UBS Trust (Canada). She also worked in the regulatory environment, previously holding the positions of Director of Regulatory and Market Policy for the Toronto Stock Exchange and Senior Counsel, Derivatives with the Ontario Securities Commission.
Ms. Williams is a lawyer with a degree from Osgoode Hall Law School and is a member of the Law Society of Ontario spending the early years of her career as a corporate/commercial lawyer.