Commissioner of the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada
Judith Robertson is the Commissioner of the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (the Agency), a federal government agency responsible for protecting consumers through the oversight of federally regulated financial entities, the promotion of financial literacy and public awareness initiatives. Her appointment became effective on August 19, 2019, for a term of 5 years.
Ms. Robertson leads an executive team and is responsible for the Agency’s mandate and operations. As Commissioner, she adjudicates enforcement actions brought by the Agency. She also serves on the board of directors of the Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation and represents the Agency before national and international regulatory organizations.
Ms. Robertson is an experienced leader in financial services, with expertise in technology-enabled businesses, securities markets, investment products and risk management in both established and startup businesses. She has had a diverse career, including 25 years of private sector experience, during which she held senior executive positions with leading financial services firms in Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom.
Ms. Robertson also has substantial experience in regulatory oversight, policy development and adjudication. She served as a Commissioner on the Ontario Securities Commission from 2011 to 2017 and, most recently, was a member of the board of directors of the Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario, from 2017 to 2019.
Ms. Robertson holds an MBA from the Ivey Business School at Western University, and an Honours BA in International Relations from the University of Toronto. She is a CFA charterholder, a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors and a holder of its ICD.D designation. She also holds a SOAR/Osgoode Professional Development Certificate in Adjudication for Administrative Agencies, Boards & Tribunals.
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