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Our client, the Manitoba Securities Commission and Manitoba Financial Services Agency, is seeking its next Chair, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Administrative Officer. Created by legislation, the Manitoba Securities Commission (MSC), a division of the Manitoba Financial Services Agency (MFSA), is an independent agency of the Government of Manitoba. Its role is to protect investors and promote transparent, fair and well-functioning capital markets throughout the province. It is a quasi-judicial regulatory body that operates independently and at arm’s length of the government. The other division of the MFSA is the Financial Institutions Regulation Branch (FIRB). Established in 2000 and merged into MFSA in 2012, this division provides regulatory oversight to the insurance sector, trust and loan companies, credit unions and caisses populaires and cooperatives operating in Manitoba.
The Chair of the Manitoba Securities Commission is also the Chief Executive Officer of the Manitoba Securities Commission and the Chief Administrative Officer of the Manitoba Financial Services Agency. Reporting to the Legislature through the Minister of Finance, the Chair of the Manitoba Securities Commission is responsible for the regulation of Manitoba’s securities markets. The successful candidate will ensure there are systems, processes and practices in place to provide appropriate and effective oversight of issuers and registrants. The Chair is responsible for scheduling and setting Commissioner panels to hear charges or complaints of non-compliance under the securities legislation and make enforcement decisions. The Chair also plays a role in national and international regulatory agencies.
As Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of MSC and Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) of the Manitoba Financial Services Agency, the successful candidate will provide executive leadership to a diverse team and lead the development and successful implementation of the organization’s strategic and business plan. The CEO/CAO will ensure there are effective and efficient structures, models, and processes to register financial and real estate professionals, regulate these professions and the trade of certain financial products, and communicate and educate the public about securities matters.
The Chair and CEO/CAO will provide advice to the Manitoba Government and guidance about policy, legislation and regulation. The successful candidate will establish performance expectations and provide mentoring and direction to the Director, General Counsel and Secretary to the Commission, the Superintendent, Financial Institutions Regulation Branch, the Manager, Education and Communications and the Executive Assistant. The CEO/CAO will provide organizational leadership to approximately 40 staff.
The successful candidate for this position will have a post-secondary degree in law or business or a relevant field complemented by a minimum of 10 years senior leadership experience, preferably in a regulated environment. He/she will have a strong understanding of the securities, financial and real estate markets and regulations as well as a track record of working effectively with boards or governing bodies to develop and implement policy. The successful candidate will have excellent oral, written, presentation and media communication skills and have extensive experience balancing the needs and expectations of stakeholders who often have competing interests.
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If you are energized by an opportunity like this and would like to explore this further, please submit your resume in confidence by September 28, 2018 to Leslie Dornan, Senior Partner at [email protected].
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