The Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario (FSRA) announced two appointments to its board of directors on Wednesday.
Joanne De Laurentiis, former president and CEO of the Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC), and Brent Zorgdrager, former CEO of Kindred Credit Union, will both serve two-year terms.
In addition to serving as president of IFIC up to her retirement in 2016, De Laurentiis had previous roles as president and CEO of Credit Union Central of Canada, Mondex Canada and the Interac Association, the FSRA said in a release.
Zorgdrager, who joined Kindred in 2007 as the CFO before being appointed CEO in 2010, helped Kindred become the 10th largest credit union in Ontario, with assets of more than $1 billion and a membership of more than 22,000, the FSRA said.
“We welcome the depth and breadth of financial services experience and leadership that these individuals bring to the governance of FSRA,” Bryan Davies, the chair of the FSRA, said the release. “FSRA board members share Ms. De Laurentiis’s commitment to developing consumer financial literacy and will benefit from Mr. Zorgdrager’s experience within the credit union sector.”