Director, Compliance and Registrant Regulation, Ontario Securities Commission

Debra Foubert is the Director, Compliance and Registrant Regulation (CRR) at the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC). She has over 25 years of experience in compliance and regulatory oversight in Canada and the United States. She joined the OSC in October 2012. The CRR Branch is responsible for the initial and ongoing registration and compliance oversight of firms and individuals who advise or trade in securities and firms that manage investment funds in Ontario.

Prior to joining the OSC, Debra held the position of Associate Vice President, Compliance for TD Bank Group with compliance oversight responsibility for the investment management businesses. She also held progressively senior compliance roles at RBC Financial Group. In 2010, Debra was seconded to the OSC for a one-year term as Director, Derivatives Branch.

While in the United States she started her career at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and then moved to the private sector in compliance roles at several U.S. firms.

Debra has a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Toledo and a Juris Doctor from the University of Toledo College of Law.