FAIR Canada Announces Governance Changes

FAIR Canada Announces Governance Changes 
TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 11/26/12 -- The Canadian
Foundation for the Advancement of Investor Rights (FAIR Canada), a
non-profit organization dedicated to advancing investor rights,
recently appointed a new Chair of the Board and elected two new
members to serve on its Board of Directors. 
Ellen Roseman Appointed Chair 
Ellen Roseman was appointed Chair following the resignation of
Stanley Beck. Ms. Roseman, who has served on FAIR Canada's board
since 2009, is a personal finance and consumer affairs columnist with
the Toronto Star's business section and the author of numerous books
on personal finance and consumer issues. She also teaches courses in
investing and personal finance at the University of Toronto's and
Ryerson's continuing studies departments. 
Former Chair Stanley Beck, who resigned this fall, was one of FAIR
Canada's co-founders and first Directors and was Chair of the Board
for the first four years of the organization's operations. Executive
Director Ermanno Pascutto stated that "Mr. Beck generously
contributed his time and insight to the organization from its infancy
and helped to shape FAIR Canada into a credible and well-regarded
voice for Canadian investors. Mr. Beck's Chairmanship provided
guidance to the organization throughout its formative stages and
strengthened its ability to advocate for investor rights." FAIR
Canada's Board and Staff thank Mr. Beck sincerely for his
contributions to advancing investor rights in Canada and for his
dedication to the organization over the years. 
New Directors Appointed 
At FAIR Canada's annual members meeting, members re-appointed
existing directors and elected two new directors, Rossa O'Reilly and
Marc J. Ryan to the Board. 
Mr. O'Reilly is a past board member and chairman of the CFA Institute
and a past trustee of the CFA Institute's Research Foundation. He has
40 years of experience analyzing publicly traded equities in the real
estate, conglomerate and transportation sectors and developing stock
market strategy. Mr. O'Reilly has been the editor of the CFA
Society's quarterly magazine and contributes to this and other
periodicals. 
Mr. Ryan worked for the Quebec Securities Commission (now the
Autorite des marches financiers) as a lawyer and as an advisor to the
Commission its
elf. Thereafter, he specialized as legal counsel in
financial and securities law with Bell Canada and its parent company,
BCE Inc. where he held various positions including General Counsel
and Corporate Secretary. In 2008, Mr. Ryan founded
IndependentInvestor.info, a bilingual internet site which publishes
information for individual investors. 
Board Committees 
FAIR Canada has also adjusted its committee memberships as a result
of the director changes. The Finance and Audit Committee is now
composed of Robert Pouliot (Chair), Ellen Roseman and Tania
Willumsen. The Executive Committee members are Ellen Roseman (Chair),
Neil de Gelder, Claude Lamoureux, and Dawn Russell. 
FAIR Canada's Board is composed of the following individuals: 
Stan Buell / Toronto  
Neil de Gelder / Vancouver 
Stephen A. Jarislowsky / Montreal  
Claude Lamoureux / Toronto 
Rossa O'Reilly / Toronto 
Ermanno Pascutto (Executive Director) / Toronto  
Robert Pouliot / Montreal 
Ellen Roseman (Chairman) / Toronto  
Dawn Russell / Fredericton 
Marc J. Ryan / Montreal  
Tania Willumsen / Calgary 
Contacts:
Ellen Roseman
(416) 869-4458
eroseman@torontostar.ca 
Ermanno Pascutto
(416) 214-3443
ermanno.pascutto@faircanada.ca
 
 
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