Maureen Jensen and Don Hathaway on 'Corporate Governance DNA'

Thu Mar 07 2024 at 05:00 pm to 06:00 pm

Rotman School of Management + Livestream | Toronto

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Maureen Jensen and Don Hathaway on 'Corporate Governance DNA'
Don Hathaway and Maureen Jensen, former chair of the Ontario Securities Commission, will discuss their new book 'Corporate Governance DNA '
About this Event

Following the conversation, we invite you to join us for a meet-and-greet with the author, book signing and light refreshments.


Corporate Governance DNA: A primer for Corporate Directors (Archway Publishing, Oct. 19 2023)

Maureen Jensen, Former Chair, Ontario Securities Commission

Don Hathaway, BSc., MBA, ICD.D, Lead Director, EquityLine Mortgage Investment Corporation Inc.

Co-Presented by: David and Sharon Johnston Centre for Corporate Governance Innovation

Event Synopsis:

Don Hathaway and Maureen Jensen, former chair of the Ontario Securities Commission, will discuss their new book Corporate Governance DNA – a Primer for Corporate Directors. The book is a practical guide for directors and boards of corporations. While the rules and regulations outline director obligations, they do not address the infinite variety of situations facing corporations as they evolve. The foundation of a director’s legal obligations rests on their duty of care, their fiduciary duty, and their obligation to ensure that the corporation managed for its purpose. In addition to these obligations, boards are now involved with strategy, risk monitoring, as well as performance oversight, ESG reporting, cyber security, and the oversight of culture. This book offers ways to prepare for the important conversations and decisions each director must participate in. The authors offer practical suggestions to help new and experienced directors of public, not for profit and private corporations engage in these ever-expanding obligations.

About our Speakers:
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Maureen Jensen has been a leader in the investment industry and securities regulation for more than 20 years. She is the Past Chair and Chief Executive Officer of the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC). As the first woman to lead the OSC, Jensen demonstrated that she is a fierce advocate for investor protection and a champion for reducing regulatory burdens on businesses.
Jensen served as the Executive Director and Chief Administrative Officer of the OSC from 2011 – 2016, prior to her appointment as its Chair and CEO serving from 2016-2020. Before joining the OSC, Jensen was SVP, Surveillance and Compliance at IIROC from 2008-2011.
Prior to the formation of IIROC in 2008, Jensen was President and CEO of Market Regulation Services Inc., the independent national market regulation services provider for Canadian equity markets. She has also held senior regulatory and business positions at the Toronto Stock Exchange, and had a career in the mining industry, holding both executive and technical management positions with several resource companies.
Jensen is a Registered Professional Geoscientist (P. Geo), holds the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors and has a Doctor of Laws (Honoris Causa). She is currently a Director of Franco-Nevada Corporation, a public governor of FINRA the SRO in the US, Chair of Ombudsman for Banking Services and Investments (OBSI) Vice Chair of Board of Directors at the Toronto Centre for Global Leadership in Financial Supervision and Chair of The Prosperity Project.

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Don Hathaway is a professional corporate director and has served on more than 20 business boards, both public and private, as well as several not-for-profit boards. An electrical engineer, his career has spanned telecommunications, information technology, manufacturing, academia, and management consulting. He is the chair of 2 boards and holds fellowships from 2 professional organizations.

Event Logistics:

This event is available to attend in-person or virtually via livestream.

Rotman Events is committed to accessibility for all people. If you have any access needs or if there are any ways we can support your full participation in this session, please email [[email protected]] no later than 2 weeks in advance of the event and we will be glad to work with you to make the appropriate arrangements.

General Admission: In-Person Ticket Details
  • The event will be hosted in Desautels Hall at the Rotman School of Management (105 St. George St., Toronto, ON M5S 3E6). Your registration fee includes a copy of the book, meet-and-greet with book signing by the author, as well as access to a video replay of the session for 30 days.

General Admission: Livestream Ticket Details
  • Rotman Events will email registrants a link to the livestream. Your registration fee includes access to the livestream, video replay for 30 days, a copy of the book and shipping fees. The book will be shipped to registrants after the event. Please allow 3 - 4 weeks for delivery.

30-day Catch-up Viewing
  • Unable to attend the event due to scheduling conflicts? Not to worry. All registrants (in-person or livestream) can access the full recording on-demand for one month after the live event.

Cancellation & Refund Policy
  • Refunds will only be issued for cancellations received in writing NO LATER than 24 hours prior to the event. Please email [email protected] for processing.
  • In-person registrants who do not pick up their book at the event will have 5 business days to request postal delivery by emailing us at [email protected]. All unclaimed books will be returned to the publisher after that time.

Questions: [email protected], Megan Murphy


Event Venue & Nearby Stays

Rotman School of Management + Livestream, 105 St. George Street, Toronto, Canada


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