In addition to serving as General Counsel Emeritus of Bennett Jones, Steve Sibold provides strategic advice to clients on corporate governance, corporate and securities law issues. Steve previously served as General Counsel of Bennett Jones from 2008 to 2022.
During 2007-2008, Steve attended the University of California, Berkeley School of Law as a Fulbright Scholar. While at Berkeley, Steve's research focused on Canada's regulatory response to the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
Steve returned to Bennett Jones in 2006 after ten years in the private and public sectors. From 1996 to 2000, he served as senior vice-president and general counsel of Canadian Airlines Corporation and from 2000 to 2005, as chair and CEO of the Alberta Securities Commission (ASC).
During his term as chair of the ASC, Steve also served from 2003 to 2005 as chair of the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA), the council of the provincial and territorial securities regulators in Canada.
While CSA chair, Steve also served on the Council of Governors of the Canadian Public Accountability Board, a national body which oversees the audits of Canadian public issuers.
In 2000, Steve was appointed Queen's Counsel and in 2005, he received an Outstanding Service Award from the North American Securities Administrators Association recognizing his distinguished service and significant contributions to investor protection in Alberta and throughout North America.
In 2006, Steve received his ICD.D designation as an Institute of Corporate Directors (Canada), Institute-certified Director. Steve is a member of the UC Berkeley Law School International Advisory Council and formerly served as a director of the Canadian Winter Sport Institute (WinSport Canada). He is a former Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Calgary where he taught courses in securities law and corporate governance for ten years.