Irene Winel is responsible for the development and implementation of member regulation policy, as well as dealer member compliance and strategy. Irene is a senior business leader, experienced in financial services operational management focusing on change and growth management, with expertise in legal, compliance and corporate governance. Before joining IIROC, Irene served as Country Executive for Compliance and Operational Risk at Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML). Prior to joining BAML, Irene had been the Chief Compliance Officer with UBS Securities Canada and among other roles, Chief Operating Officer at HSBC Securities (Canada). A lawyer with a Juris Doctor from the University of Toronto and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of British Columbia, Irene first worked in the industry as legal counsel at the Vancouver Stock Exchange after beginning her career in private practice in British Columbia.