FAIR Canada makes new board appointment

FAIR Canada welcomes Ronald Smith, who brings over three decades of industry experience

FAIR Canada makes new board appointment

FAIR Canada has announced the appointment of Ronald Smith as a new member of its board of directors.

Smith brings extensive knowledge in financial management, corporate governance, and policy development, which will be instrumental in his work with FAIR Canada.

He is a chartered professional accountant and former business executive with over three decades of experience in business and accounting. His distinguished career includes working as chief financial officer for two publicly traded companies.

He has also served on the boards and audit committees of eight Canadian public companies, as well as numerous not-for-profit organizations and private companies. Currently, Smith serves on the boards of the Ombudsman for Banking Services and Investments and two companies listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange.

His appointment, effective June 10, underscores FAIR Canada’s commitment to strong governance and the expertise needed to navigate the complex financial landscape.

FAIR Canada claims that Smith’s knowledge will be invaluable as they continue to advocate for the rights of Canadian investors and fairness in the financial services sector.

“His extensive experience and commitment to strong corporate governance align perfectly with our mission to promote investor protection and fair financial markets. We look forward to his contributions in advancing our initiatives and supporting our growth,” said Jean-Paul Bureaud, executive director of FAIR Canada.

“[His] appointment to our board of directors is another strong step for FAIR Canada,” said Preet Banerjee, chair of the Board at FAIR Canada.

“His financial sector experience and robust background in governance will further enhance the Board’s expertise. We are very excited about FAIR Canada’s continued growth and impact, and [Smith] will further strengthen our efforts to ensure fairness and transparency in the financial services industry.”

Smith expressed his enthusiasm, stating, “As someone who has navigated financial services over the years, I have seen firsthand the challenges consumers face in understanding the complexities of the wide range of financial options. FAIR Canada is a strong advocate of investors comprehending their options and knowing their rights to make informed financial decisions. I’m honoured to contribute to such a worthy cause.”