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 for an additional five years. Prior to his appointment, he was a Senior Partner at the Stewart McKelvey law firm with a diverse national practice in securities law, regulated industries, corporate law and corporate finance.
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. He has also recently served as a member of 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). In March of 2018, he was awarded a certificate of completion for the Strategic Management of Regulatory and Enforcement Agencies, John F Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Executive Education. In February 2020, he was awarded a certificate of completion for Leadership Decision Making; Optimizing Organizational Performance, John F Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Executive Education.
1 January 2014
Reappointed 1 January 2019
31 December 2023
Professional and industry experience:
- Securities law
- Corporate law
- Franchise law
- Pension law
- BBA, University of New Brunswick
- LL.B, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University
- ICD.D, Corporate Director
- Audit and Risk Management (ex officio)
- Human Resources and Governance (ex officio)