Mr. Klohn was appointed Chair of the Financial and Consumer Services Commission on 1 January 2014. Prior to his appointment, he was a Senior Partner at Stewart McKelvey with a diverse national practice in securities law, regulated industries, corporate law and corporate finance. He has established a number of public companies within New Brunswick. Mr. Klohn acted as consultant to the Government of New Brunswick in providing recommendations for new securities legislation. His report, entitled “Responding to the Challenge of Borderless Markets: Recommendations for Reform of Securities Law in New Brunswick”, resulted in the establishment of the New Brunswick Securities Commission in 2004. Mr. Klohn is an Accredited Corporate Director (ICD.D) of the Institute of Corporate Directors, Rotman School of Management (2011). In 2013 he was profiled in the Lexpert Directory as a leading practitioner in Canada in corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Klohn represented New Brunswick as a member of the advisory committee to the Canadian Securities Transition Office responsible for reviewing proposals for federal regulation of securities in Canada. In July 2016, he was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Capital Markets Authority Implementation Organization (CMAIO), the interim body established to assist in the transition and implementation of the Capital Markets Regulatory Authority (CMRA). The CMRA is an initiative of the governments of British Columbia, New Brunswick, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Saskatchewan, Yukon and Canada intended to better protect investors, enhance Canada’s financial services sector, support efficient capital markets and strengthen the management of systemic risk. Mr. Klohn has recused himself from securities regulatory matters involving FCNB during his term on the CMAIO\CMRA board. He is a former member of the Council for the NB Branch of the Canadian Bar Association and is active in community affairs.
Appointed: 1 January 2014
Term Expires: 31 December 2018
Professional and industry experience: • Securities law • Corporate law • Franchise law • Pension law Education: • BBA, University of New Brunswick • LL.B, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University
Mr. Gagnon is the President of Consultation Gagnon Strategix Consulting Inc. He has a Project Management Professional (PMP) designation as well as a major in accounting. He has worked as an auditor and has served for many years as Chief Administrative Officer for the City of Campbellton. He has worked in the resources sector and in the private, public and not-for profit sectors as a project management consultant.
Mr. Gagnon has volunteered extensively and has served as a member of the Board of Governors of the Université de Moncton and chaired its Audit Committee; he is also an ex officio member of the board of directors of the Port of Dalhousie; and member of the Board of Directors for the Project Management Institute of New Brunswick. Mr. Gagnon is an accredited corporate director (ICD.D) of the Institute of Corporate Directors, Rotman School of Management (2015).
Ms. Robert has retired from her post as Executive Director of the Community Business Development Corporation of the Acadian Peninsula. Prior to that she was Assistant Manager at two branches of the National Bank of Canada, responsible for both individual and commercial banking. Ms. Robert currently serves on the Board of Governors of the Université de Moncton. She has served on the board of several business development and financial organizations and on the Georges Dumont Hospital Foundation. Ms. Robert is a former member of the New Brunswick Securities Commission and its Audit Committee. She served for three years as a member of the board of directors of the New Brunswick Credit Union Deposit Insurance Corporation and served for three years as the public representative on the board of the Law Society of New Brunswick.
Appointed: 21 August 2013, Reappointed: 27 September 2017
Ms. Robichaud-Trifts is a retired pharmacist/manager/ lecturer, having worked for more than 30 years in the health care sector. She is a Past President of the New Brunswick Branch of the Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists and was a member of the Task Force on Standards for Hospital Pharmacy Practice, and the Task Force for Membership Structure for the Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists. She is also a former member of the board of directors of the Rexton Area Health Care Foundation.
Mr. Wennberg practised law with Stewart McKelvey or its predecessor firm for thirty years. He served as the firm’s Corporate-Commercial Practice Manager, Managing Partner and was on the firm’s Atlantic Canada Partnership Board. Mr. Wennberg has been active in the Law Society as a lecturer, Chair of its Articling Committee and as a Provincial Reviewing Officer. He is the past Chair of the Heritage Preservation Review Board for the Town of Rothesay. Among his many cultural involvements, he was past President and CEO of the Imperial Theatre, past President and current board member of the Imperial Theatre Foundation, past board member of Saint John 225 and Sculpture Saint John, past Chair and current board member of Saint John Community Arts Board and current board member of Symphony New Brunswick and ArtsLink NB. In 2012 Mr. Wennberg was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.
Mr. Dunlap owns and operates an automotive rental and sales business and motel in St. Stephen. He also founded three financial services agencies. Mr. Dunlap previously served as a board member and Vice Chair of Service New Brunswick, and as Chair of the Motor Vehicle Dealers Licensing Board. He has also served as Chair or President of a number of non-profit organizations including the Eastern Charlotte Lions Club, the St. George Minor Baseball Association, and the Fundy Transition House (St. Stephen).
Ms. Verret-Morin holds over 35 years of experience in general accounting, bookkeeping, and strategic planning. She is currently the Chair of Les services CompForm plus Inc., in Edmundston. As a Director and an Officer, she applies her widespread knowledge of corporate governance, including the development of business plans and strategic priorities for small and medium entreprises. Over the years, Ms. Verret-Morin has served as chief accountant for Le Madawaska Ltée, Québécor Inc., and the New Brunswick Housing Corporation. In a managerial capacity, Ms. Verret-Morin led the Management Services Department at the Edmundston branch of the Business Development Bank of Canada. Ms. Verret-Morin has also devoted numerous hours towards various non-profit organizations, namely the Réseau échange femmes en affaires du Madawaska (RÉFAM), the Edmundston Chamber of Commerce, and the Club Richelieu “Les Ambassadrices”.
Ms. Taylor, CPA, CA, has over 25 years of progressive professional experience, starting as an accountant in a private firm and then taking on senior financial management roles in the private corporate sector. She is currently Vice-President Finance and Administration at the New Brunswick Community College (NBCC) with responsibility for the finance, information technology, facilities, and risk management portfolios. Prior to joining NBCC, she was most recently the Chair of Financial, Office and Legal Studies for Algonquin College.
Ms. Taylor brings a wealth of experience as a board member in various not for profit community organizations promoting local economic development. She was the co-founding volunteer member and inaugural Chair of the Grenville County Business Development Corporation, and continued with her involvement in Community Futures activities at various levels for almost 25 years.
With a keen interest in financial literacy, she is the Fredericton area region leader and presenter for CPA Canada’s financial literacy program. This program aims to improve the state of financial literacy in Canada by delivering education sessions developed for a wide range of ages and audiences in their communities.
Appointed: 27 September 2017
Term Expires: 27 September 2022
Professional and industry experience:
currently completing Doctor of Business Administration (Higher Education Management), University of Bath
Bachelor of Administrative Studies, York University