Greg Woynarski, managing director and Global Head of Origination, Scotiabank Global Banking and Markets, Scotia Capital Inc., was elected the 2015-2016 chair of the board of directors of the Investment Industry Association of Canada (IIAC) at its Annual General Meeting in Toronto on June 10, 2015.

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At the Annual General Meeting, Ian Russell, IIAC president and CEO, outlined the organization’s top priorities for the year ahead. They include: commenting on new draft regulations for the Cooperative Capital Markets Regulatory System (CCMRS); engaging key stakeholders in roundtable discussions to diagnose what ails the TSX Venture Exchange and identify solutions; assisting regulators to finalize the rules framework for financial advisors; working with regulators to improve the transparency regime of traded debt securities; and helping firms develop best practices and tools to defend against cyber threats.

Here is a complete list of the 2015-16 IIAC board of directors:


Greg Woynarski
Managing Director, GBM Strategy Office
Scotiabank Global Banking and Markets
Scotia Capital Inc.

Vice Chair:

John Chambers
Chief Executive Officer
FirstEnergy Capital Corp.

Board Members:

Sandy Cimoroni
Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer
TD Wealth

Mario Frankovich
CEO, Chairman and UDP
Burgeonvest Bick Securities Limited

Charyl Galpin
EVP & Managing Director, Head, Private Client Division
BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc.

Monique Gravel
Managing Director and Head
CIBC Wood Gundy

Terry Hetherington
Executive Vice President and Head of the Private Client Group
Raymond James Ltd.

Jeff Kennedy
Managing Director, Equity Capital Markets and Operations
Cormark Securities Inc.

David Lang
Co-Head, Global Capital Markets and I&TS Compliance
RBC Dominion Securities Inc.

Sylvain Perreault
Chef de la conformité / Chief Compliance Officer
Mouvement Desjardins / Desjardins Group

Stuart R. Raftus
Canaccord Genuity Wealth Management

Ian Russell
President and CEO
Investment Industry Association of Canada (IIAC)

Charlie Spiring
Vice Chairman & Member, Executive Committee
National Bank Financial Wealth Management

Deborah Starkman
Chief Financial Officer and Secretary
GMP Capital Inc.

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