Author: | Published: 1 Dec 2005
David Wilson, OSC
David Brown, Davies Ward

David Wilson took office as the new head of the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC), the most influential financial regulator in Canada. Wilson began work on November 1 at the start of a five-year term. Before chairing the OSC, Wilson was vice chairman of the Bank of Nova Scotia and chairman and chief executive of Scotia Capital. He took over from David Brown, who had led the OSC since 1998. Brown rejoined Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg this month as counsel, having been a senior partner with the firm before moving to the OSC. His experience as a lawyer includes corporate finance, restructurings and mergers and acquisitions. During his time at the OSC, Brown took a leading role in pushing for greater uniformity of securities rules and for the creation of a national regulator to replace the 13 existing provincial and territorial authorities.