Interview with Julie Dickson
Superintendent of Financial Institutions
Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI), Canada
Julie Dickson was appointed Superintendent of Financial Institutions in June 2007, for a seven-year term.
Ms. Dickson joined the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) in April 1999, and was Assistant Superintendent, Regulation Sector, from January 2000 to June 2006, when she was appointed Deputy Superintendent. In October 2006, she was appointed Acting Superintendent.
Prior to joining OSFI, Ms. Dickson served in both the public and private sectors. In the federal government, she served for 15 years with the Department of Finance, primarily in areas related to financial institution policy. In the private sector, she served as Group Leader of the Financial Institutions Practice for a national consulting firm from 1995 to 1998.
As Superintendent, Ms. Dickson serves on the Council of Governors of the Canadian Public Accountability Board, the board of directors of the Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation, and the board of directors of the Toronto Leadership Centre. She also represents OSFI on the Financial Stability Board, chairs its Committee on Supervisory Intensity and Effectiveness and was a member of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision from 2002 to 2006.
Ms. Dickson, 56, has a Masters of Economics from Queen’s University and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours Economics) from the University of New Brunswick. In May 2012, Ms. Dickson received an honorary Doctorate of Letters from the University of New Brunswick, Saint John.
Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions
Created in 1987 by an Act of Parliament, the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) is the primary regulator and supervisor of federally regulated deposit-taking institutions, insurance companies, and federally regulated private pension plans. OSFI's mandate is to advance and administer a regulatory framework that contributes to public confidence in a strong, stable and competitive financial system.