Holly Benson was the Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer for Peters & Co. Limited, having joined the firm in 1995. She was also a member of its Board of Directors and continues to act in an advisory capacity with them. In her former role, she maintained oversight of the financial reporting and tax, securities settlements and cage functions, regulatory compliance, and human resources. Ms. Benson was also Vice President, Finance & Chief Financial Officer, and a member of the Board of Directors of the firm’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Peters & Co. Equities Inc., a broker-dealer registered with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority and the United States Securities and Exchange Commission.
Ms. Benson graduated from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor of Commerce degree, and went on to complete her Chartered Accountants designation with Ernst & Young. During her time with Ernst & Young, Ms. Benson worked in the Corporate Audit group, specializing in the audits and reviews of oil & gas companies.
Holly has been involved in various industry committees, working groups and councils over the years, including serving on the Board of Directors of the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) from January 2015 to November 2021. Holly has been a proud supporter of many charitable organizations, in particular the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation and the United Way of Calgary and Area.