Heather Zordel, Chair
(Ministerial Appointment: 2 year term – September 9, 2019 to November 29, 2021)
Heather Zordel is a condominium owner and a lawyer with extensive experience in corporate finance, securities regulatory compliance and corporate governance. A partner in the Securities Group at Gardiner Roberts LLP, she is also a part-time Commissioner of the Ontario Securities Commission, a Co-Director and Adjunct Professor for the Osgoode LL.M. program in securities law, and a Member of the Board of Toronto Hydro Corporation.
Ms. Zordel is a past Bencher of the Law Society of Ontario and a past part-time adjudicator for the Law Society Tribunal. Ms. Zordel is a former member of the federally-appointed Expert Panel on Securities Regulation and a past chair of the Securities Advisory Committee to the OSC. Her early work experience included a number of years as a lawyer for the Toronto Stock Exchange.
She was a contributing author for the Carswell book “Corporate Finance for Canadian Executives.” Ms. Zordel has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Saskatchewan and a LL.B./J.D./LL.M. (Securities) from Osgoode Hall Law School, and is an Institute of Corporate Directors member.