Senior Vice President, Corporate Secretary and Head of Governance
HSBC Bank Canada
In June 2016, Josée joined HSBC Bank Canada (HBCA) as Senior Vice President, Corporate Secretary and Head of Governance. She leads HSBC’s Canadian Corporate Secretary function and is a member of both HBCA’s Executive Committee and Risk Management Committee, and of HSBC’s Global Corporate Secretary Executive Committee. Josée joins HSBC from the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC), where she served as Secretary to the Commission. Prior to this role, she served as Deputy Secretary and as Independent Adjudicative Counsel to the OSC, as Senior Legal Counsel to the Canadian Competition Tribunal, and as Competition Law Officer at the Competition Bureau. She started her legal career in private practice at Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP.
Josée holds a Master of Laws degree (LL.M.) in business law from Osgoode Hall Law School, a Civil Law degree with honours (LL.L.), a Juris Doctor degree with honours (J.D.) from the University of Ottawa and an ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors. She has taught at the University of Ottawa and at Osgoode Hall Law School, and is a frequent speaker and lecturer at various conferences and events. She is the former Chair of the Ontario Bar Association - Public Sector Lawyers Section. In addition to her work at HSBC, Ms. Turcotte previously served on, and continues to serve on various professional associations and not-for-profit Boards of Directors and Board Committees. She is currently the Chair of the Board of Directors of The Canadian MedicAlert Foundation and serves on its Board Committees. She is bilingual and a member in good standing of both the Ontario and Quebec bars.