Richard Austin


Richard Austin is an investigator with ADR Chambers Banking Ombuds Office. He is a lawyer in private practice in association with Conduit Law with more than 25 years of experience. His career has been focused on the financial services industry having held positions with ever increasing authority at the Ontario Securities Commission, a Canadian Chartered Bank and a national financial planning firm. In addition, he acted as Counsel to one of Canada’s largest law firms.

In addition to his legal practice, Richard acts as a regulatory compliance consultant and sits on the disciplinary bodies of the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada and the Professional Engineers of Ontario. Richard is well known in the securities industry as a monthly columnist in a trade journal, sought after speaker and as an author of a number of industry proficiency courses.

Richard received a BA (Honours) majoring in Economics from the University of Toronto (1978), an LL.B. from the University of Windsor (1981) and an MBA from York University in finance and accounting (1984).