Jo-Anne Matear

Jo-Anne joined the Ontario Securities Commission in 2003 and is a manager in the Corporate Finance Branch. She leads a team of lawyers, accountants and geologists in the oversight of reporting issuers, which involves the review of prospectuses, continuous disclosure documents and applications for exemptive relief. In addition, she leads a number of policy initiatives, including currently co-leading the Canadian Securities Administrators’ (CSA) climate change disclosure review project. Previously, Jo-Anne led the initiatives that resulted in the publication of CSA Staff Notice 58-306 2010 Corporate Governance Disclosure Compliance Review, CSA Staff Notice 51-333 Environmental Reporting Guidance and amendments to National Instrument 58-101 Disclosure of Corporate Governance Practices relating to the representation of women on boards and in executive officer positions of TSX-listed issuers.

Prior to joining the Commission, Jo-Anne practised corporate and securities law in Toronto and in London, England. She received her Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) from Queen’s University and her Bachelor of Laws from the University of Toronto.