Commissioner’s biography

Lucie Tedesco

Portrait of FCAC Commissioner Lucie Tedesco Ms. Tedesco was appointed FCAC Commissioner on September 4, 2013, for a term of up to five years.

Prior to this appointment, she was Deputy Commissioner, a role she held since June 2008.

In November 2016, Ms. Tedesco was appointed Chair of FinCoNet, an international organization of supervisory authorities responsible for financial consumer protection. From 2013 until this appointment, she was FinCoNet’s Vice-Chair.

A member of the Ontario Bar, Ms. Tedesco is an experienced Canadian financial services professional, having held senior leadership roles with major Canadian financial institutions.

Ms. Tedesco is also a faculty member of Osgoode Hall’s Regulatory Compliance and Legal Risk Management for Financial Institutions Certificate.

Prior to FCAC, Ms. Tedesco was with Export Development Canada (EDC) from 2000, where she was most recently Vice-President, Strategy & Planning, Insurance Group, responsible for developing a strategy for the sustainability of EDC’s Insurance Program. Before assuming this role, Ms. Tedesco was Vice-President, Insurance & Loans Services at EDC, and was responsible for providing leadership and strategic direction to teams directly servicing EDC customers.

Ms. Tedesco began her career in private practice with Burke-Roberston, Barristers and Solicitors, where she specialized in insurance law. She subsequently held the positions of increasing responsibility, namely: Counsel (Metropolitan Life 1990-1995); Director, Customer Service and Administration (Metropolitan Life 1995-1998); and Director, Retail Service (Clarica 1998-2000) prior to joining EDC.

She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree (Lettres françaises) and an LL.B. from the University of Ottawa.