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 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 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. 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
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.
Ms. Kelly is an experienced professional accountant and internal auditor, having held numerous positions in these professional capacities with private companies and as a current manager of internal audit at a provincial crown corporation. She brings a wealth of knowledge in corporate governance and in the area of credit unions having served as President and Vice-President for the Bayview Credit Union Ltd., and on the board of directors for the Brunswick Credit Union Stabilization Board Limited (RMA). She is the current Treasurer for Saint John Kings Adult Learning Inc. and has also served as Treasurer for Fundy Funeral Home Cooperative, as well as serving on numerous Boards in the province.
Appointed: 31 October 2019
Term Expires: 30 October 2022
Professional and industry experience:
Chartered Professional Account (CPA) designation
COSO Enterprise Risk Management Program
Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) designation
Certificate of Professional Development for Credit Union Directors
Certified Management Accountant (CMA) designation
Advanced Certificate in Accounting - University of New Brunswick
Diploma in Business Technology (Automation) (Honours) N. B. Community College
Mr. Van Iderstine is a former audit partner of a national Chartered Professional Accounting firm and served as the Chief Information Security Officer for a national insurance company. His experience in the financial, audit and cybersecurity fields is supported by his strong analytical skills and understanding of governance practices garnered from 30 years of working with various Boards and Audit Committees.
Mr. Van Iderstine has extensive volunteer experience in the community and is a past president of the Moncton West and Riverview Rotary Club and the Windsor and District Board of Trade. He has also served as a Treasurer for the Codiac Regional Police Association, Moncton Headstart Inc., and various other organizations.
Mr. French is a retired professional accountant with over 40 years of experience. More recently, Mr. French has worked at the University of Moncton for over 20 years in both administrative and lecturing positions, in accounting and assurance subjects. In addition to his accounting background, he previously held the position of Superintendent of credit unions which at the time also included responsibilities for the regulation of other financial institutions in the province including insurance and trust companies. He also worked as the Chief Executive of the Credit Union Stabilization Fund. With extensive experience in both the public and private sector, his expertise in accounting, auditing, governance, regulation of financial institutions and related fields has been developed through his professional development initiatives, work experience and board and committee work.
Mr. French has served as Member and Chair for the New Brunswick Credit Union Deposit Insurance Corporation Board (NBCUDIC), as well as for the Office de stabilization de la Fédération des caisses populaires acadiennes. In addition to these responsibilities, he was a member of the Deposit Insurance and Stabilization Funds of Canada and participated in numerous other boards and committees.
Appointed: 31 October 2019
Term Expires: 30 October 2023
Professional and industry experience:
FCPA, FCA, Institute of Chartered Professional Accountants
Ms. Evans Born has had an extensive career working for the government of New Brunswick. She retired as the Assistant Deputy Minister of Courts and Chief Sheriff for the province of New Brunswick. She brings a wealth of knowledge in the policy and credit union industry, through her former role as Director of Legislation and Policy for the Department of Health, which she occupied for 21 years, and as Executive Director, Policy and Education Branch in the Department of Environment, as wells as her service on the board of the New Brunswick Credit Union Deposit Insurance Corporation (NBCUDIC). She also has experience in the consumer affairs sector having previously occupied the position of Chief Rentalsman and Director of Consumer Affairs.
In addition to her experience in public service, her community involvement has included time spent on the York Care Centre Board, the Occupational Therapy Board and the Blind and Rubella Board.