As Senior Vice-President, Member Regulation and Strategy, Irene Winel is responsible for the development and implementation of member regulation policy, as well as business conduct compliance and financial and operations compliance. She also leads the development of IIROC's organizational strategy, with the other members of IIROC's Executive Management Team.
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). Before joining BAML, Irene had been the Chief Compliance Officer with UBS Securities Canada and among other roles, Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer at HSBC Securities (Canada).
Irene previously served as a member of IIROC's Market Rules Advisory Committee and the Conduct, Compliance and Legal Advisory Section Executive. She has also served on the Ontario District Council.
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.