The PCMA Announces New Chair and Expanded Board of Directors

TORONTO, April 28, 2023 /Private Capital Newswire (pcNewswire)/ – The Private Capital Markets Association of Canada (PCMA) is pleased to announce David Gilkes was elected as its new Chair. David is the President & Founder of North Star Compliance & Regulatory Solutions Inc., a regulatory consulting firm located in Toronto, Ontario. The PCMA believes a diversified board provides broad-based industry representation and helps to represent its various constituencies and enable it to navigate the rapidly changing landscape of the private capital markets in Canada.

The newly elected Directors are:
Geoff Bennett, President of Bennett Brown Capital Partners (Halifax)
Cory Clapperton, CCO & Managing Director, Liahona Capital Inc. (Barrie)
Alixe Cormick, Founder & Principal, Venture Law Corporation (Vancouver)
Alexandre Guilbeault, Dealing Representative, Pinnacle Wealth Brokers Inc. (Drummondville)
Elroy Gust, President & CEO, Newlook Capital (Burlington)
Susan Han, Partner, WeirFoulds LLP (Toronto)
Ray Kindiak, Former Commissioner and board member, Ontario Securities Commission (Toronto)

The Executive Committee of the PCMA (David Gilkes, Brian Koscak, Nadine Milne) are delighted these experienced and qualified professionals are part of the PCMA’s board of directors. The PCMA is confident they will bring fresh perspectives, ideas, and energy to the Association, enabling it to serve the interests of its members.

The new members join the following 12 board members which were re-elected at the PCMA Annual General and Special Meeting held on February 7, 2023:
Nancy Bacon, Managing Director, Chase Alternatives (Calgary)
Matthew Boulton, EVP, AMUR Financial Capital (Vancouver)
Richard Carlton, CEO, Canadian Securities Exchange (Toronto)
Spencer Coupland, COO, Partner & General Counsel, ICM Asset Management (Calgary)
Phil du Heaume, Lawyer, (Edmonton)
David Gilkes, President & Founder, North Star Compliance & Regulatory Solutions Inc. (Toronto)
Neil Hutton, Partner, McLeod Law (Calgary)
Brian Koscak, Lawyer, (Toronto)
Christopher Kozub, General Counsel, Greybrook Securities Inc. (Toronto)
Nadine Milne, Chief Compliance Officer, Portland Investment Counsel Inc. (Burlington)
Steve Warden, Partner, MNP LLP (Toronto)
Ameeta Vijay, Chief Financial Officer & Chief Compliance Officer, SVX (Toronto)

About Private Capital Markets Association of Canada

Since 2002, the Private Capital Markets Association of Canada (PCMA) has brought together exempt market dealers, exempt market product issuers, and professional advisers to the private capital market. The PCMA is the national industry voice for the private capital markets to securities regulators, government agencies, media, and other sectors of the capital markets. The PCMA provides valuable services and benefits to its members, including: regulatory and compliance resources, opportunities for professional development and industry education, exclusive insurance programs, and access to a network of private capital markets professionals from coast to coast. In 2012, the PCMA launched The Private Capital Market Awards – the first and only national industry awards celebrating the success stories of our private capital markets professionals. For more information,

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Natalie Reynolds
Membership and Operations Manager