Jo-Anne is a member of the Ontario Securities Commission’s Senior Management Team. She leads a team of lawyers, accountants and geologists in the Corporate Finance Branch that is responsible for the oversight of public companies, including the review of prospectuses, continuous disclosure documents and applications for exemptive relief.
Jo-Anne has led several significant policy initiatives. For example, she is currently co-leading the Canadian Securities Administrators’ (CSA) climate change disclosure review project. Previously, Jo-Anne led the initiative that resulted in the publication of CSA Staff Notice 51-333 Environmental Reporting Guidance. She also led the initiative that resulted in the introduction of disclosure requirements relating to the representation of women on boards and in executive officer positions of TSX-listed companies, and she is currently leading the initiative to assess the effectiveness of those disclosure requirements.
Prior to joining the Commission, Jo-Anne practiced corporate and securities law in Toronto, Ontario and London, England. Jo-Anne received her Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) from Queen’s University and her Bachelor of Laws from the University of Toronto.