Reporting to the CEO, Mr. Anderson has responsibility for advising the exchange on all legal matters including securities, corporate-commercial, real estate, employment, and intellectual property law. Mr. Anderson leads the organization’s corporate governance programme and advises the CSE Board in terms of governance practices and direction. His portfolio also includes a broad range of company-wide strategic and regulatory issues, as well as being the CSE’s Chief Privacy Officer. Mr. Anderson is a member of the Ontario Securities Commission’s Market Structure Advisory Committee. Mr. Anderson also leads a consultancy practice in the areas of compliance, governance, and business process re-engineering whose clients include major Canadian banks, life insurers, and investment managers. Mr. Anderson chaired the Canadian Capital Markets Association’s Legal and Regulatory Working Group to successfully transition Canada to T+2 settlement.
Prior to joining the CSE, Mr. Anderson held executive and senior level roles at several of Canada’s largest and systemically important financial institutions, including The Canadian Depository for Securities Limited where he was most recently Chief Legal Officer. He has championed many strategically important transactions and initiatives including large M&A deals, complex litigation, and default resolutions. He has authored many papers, including “Accessing and Use of Securities Clearing – Fit in Finance” in Thomson Reuters’s “Law in International Finance”.
Mr. Anderson received his B. Comm. (Finance), B. Sc. (Economics), and LL.B. from Dalhousie University, MBA (Management) from Saint Mary’s University, and LL.M. (Banking & Financial Services) from York University (Osgoode Hall Law School). He is a member of the Law Society of Ontario. Mr. Anderson is Vice-Chair of the Board of Management of Swansea Town Hall (an agency of the City of Toronto) and Chair of its Governance Committee.