Edward J. Waitzer, LL.B., LL.M.

Edward was chair of Stikeman Elliott LLP from 1999 to 2006, and he remains a senior partner whose practice focuses on complex business transactions. He also advises on a range of public policy and governance matters. He is a professor, the Jarislowsky Dimma Mooney chair in corporate governance, and director of the Hennick Centre for Business and Law at Osgoode Hall and the Schulich School of Business at York University. From 1993-1996, Edward served as chair of the Ontario Securities Commission and, until 1981, was vice-president of the Toronto Stock Exchange. He has written and spoken extensively on a variety of legal and public policy issues, and serves, or has served, as director of a number of corporations, foundations, community organizations, editorial boards and advisory groups. He is also a senior fellow at the C.D. Howe Institute. Edward recently retired as chair of the Liquor Control Board of Ontario, and as vice-chair of Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile (SQM). He earned his LL.B. (1976) and LL.M. (1981) from the faculty of law, University of Toronto. He was called to the Ontario bar in 1978, and the New York bar in 1985.