Maureen Jensen was the Chair and Chief Executive Officer of the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) from 2016-2020, which administers and enforces securities law in the capital markets of the province of Ontario. Prior to her appointment as Chair and CEO, Ms. Jensen was the Executive Director and Chief Administrative Officer of the OSC from 2011 – 2016, responsible for managing day-to-day operations, including all enforcement, market regulation and compliance functions.
Prior to the OSC, Ms. Jensen was Senior Vice-President, Surveillance and Compliance at the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) from 2008 - 2011, the national self-regulatory organization that oversees all investment dealers and trading activity on debt and equity marketplaces in Canada. At IIROC, she was responsible for compliance and market surveillance functions, including market surveillance, prudential compliance, business conduct and trade conduct of registered dealers and registrants.
Prior to the formation of IIROC in 2008, Ms. Jensen was President and CEO of Market Regulation Services Inc. (RS), the independent national market regulation services provider for Canadian equity markets. At RS, she was responsible for overseeing all corporate and regulatory functions and the development of strategic initiatives that promote market integrity. During her tenure at RS from 2002-2008, Ms. Jensen also held the positions of Vice President, Market Surveillance and Vice President, Market Regulation Eastern Region.
Ms. Jensen has held senior positions in regulatory and business portfolios at the Toronto Stock Exchange from 1998-2002 and prior to that had a 20-year career in the mining business, holding both executive and technical management positions with several resource companies.
Ms. Jensen is currently the Vice-Chair of the Toronto Centre and the Vice-Chair of the Board of Trustees at the ROM. She previously held many other board positions in public, private and not for profit corporations.
Ms. Jensen is a Registered Professional Geoscientist (P.Geo), holds the ICD.D designation, holds a BSc.(Geology) and a Doctor of Laws (Honoris Causa).