Prior to joining the CSE, Rob Cook held the position of Vice President, Market Surveillance, Market Regulation Services Inc., which was created in 2001 by the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSE) and the Investment Dealers Association of Canada (IDA) to regulate Canadian markets. His mandate was to monitor trading, ensure timely disclosure of publicly traded companies and compliance by investment dealers with the trading rules.
Mr. Cook had a 19-year career at the Toronto Stock Exchange where he held a number of positions in listed company regulation including Director, Original Listings, followed by six years as Director, Market Surveillance. Prior to joining the TSE, Mr. Cook worked in the mining industry for three years as a mineral economist for both Rio Algom Limited and the consulting firm of Derry, Michener and Booth. As a member of the Mining Standards Task Force formed by the OSC and the TSE, which issued its final report in January 1999, he played an instrumental role in developing a new regulatory model for Canadian publicly traded companies engaged in mining exploration, development and production. Mr. Cook holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from York University (1977) and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Western Ontario (1979).