Lucy Becker was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Bereavement Authority of Ontario (BAO) in January 2022. She is a retired public affairs executive with extensive experience regulating the legal, investment and health sectors in the public interest.
A long-standing advocate for consumers, she serves on the Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) Consumer Advisory Panel and the Electrical Safety Authority (ESA) Consumer Advisory Council ensuring consumers’ voices are represented in policy making. She is also a member of the Governing Council of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO), its Fitness to Practice Committee and is an adjudicator with the Ontario Physicians and Surgeons Discipline Tribunal (OPSDT).
Prior to her retirement in 2021, she spent a decade heading up Public Affairs and Member Education Services for the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC), a pan-Canadian self-regulatory organization overseeing the investment industry and trading on Canada’s capital markets. With IIROC’s mandate to protect investors and market integrity, she established strong partnerships with seniors’ and consumers’ organizations, solicited the views of Canadians to inform policy making and educated retail investors about regulation and the complaints mechanisms available. She also played a key leadership role in obtaining new tools to strengthen the regulator’s enforcement toolkit including its ability to collect fines from wrongdoers who harmed retail investors and/or breached regulatory rules.
Her regulatory experience also includes heading up Communications and Public Affairs at the Law Society of Upper Canada (now Law Society of Ontario). Among her many achievements, she developed communications and marketing campaigns to help Ontarians access legal services through the promotion of the Lawyer Referral Service. A long time resident of East Toronto, she believes passionately in giving back to the community and she serves on the Board of Directors of the Don Valley Community Legal Services, one of Toronto’s busiest legal aid clinics. She has an educational background in public administration, political science, and journalism.