Mr. Klohn was appointed Chair of the Financial and Consumer Services Commission on 1 January 2014 for a five-year term and his term was renewed in January 2019. 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, and has. 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. He is a former member of the Council for the NB Branch of the Canadian Bar Association and is active in community affairs. 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 continues to recuse himself from securities regulatory matters involving FCNB during his term on the CMAIO\CMRA board.
Appointed: 1 January 2014 Reappointed: 1 January 2019
Term Expires: 31 December 2023
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 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).
Appointed: 6 February 2014 Reappointed: 16 August 2018
Ms. Robert serves on the Board of Governors of the Université de Moncton, and has served on the board of several business development and financial organizations, as well as 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.
Ms. Robert retired in 2008 from her position as Executive Director of the Community Business Development Corporation of the Acadian Peninsula. Prior to this she was Assistant Manager at two branches of the National Bank of Canada, responsible for both individual and commercial banking.
Appointed: 21 August 2013, Reappointed: 27 September 2017
Ms. Robichaud-Trifts is a retired pharmacist, manager, and 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 both 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 Rexton and Area Health Care Foundation, the Kent County Regional Planning Commission, and the New Brunswick Securities Commission. She is currently a member of the Capitol Theatre Foundation. Ms. Robichaud-Trifts is an accredited corporate director (ICD.D) of the Institute of Corporate Directors, Rotman School of Management (2019).
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, Mr. Wennberg 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 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.
Appointed: 21 August 2013 Reappointed: 21 August 2018
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 cofounding 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: 26 September 2022
Professional and industry experience:
Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Management, University of Bath
Bachelor of Administrative Studies, York University
Mr. Duff worked as a Chartered Accountant with the firm Grant Thornton LLP for over fifty years. In addition to his extensive accounting experience, Mr. Duff brings a wealth of knowledge in corporate governance having previously served as vice chair of the New Brunswick Insurance Board and as a board member of the New Brunswick Museum. In 2017, Mr. Duff was appointed to the Judicial Remuneration Commission. Mr. Duff has also served as a director, treasurer and president of several non-profit organizations including his church, Keep Saint John Beautiful, the United Ways of Greater Saint John Inc. and Teens Against Drinking and Driving (TADD N.B. Inc.). Mr. Duff currently serves as chair and vice chair of the board of directors of the Atlantic Baptist Senior Citizens’ Homes Inc. and the Kenneth E. Spencer Memorial Home Inc. respectively.