Stephen Cheeseman, CIPP/C


Canada Protection Plan

VP Legal and Compliance

Stephen Cheeseman brings 25 years of legal and compliance experience with financial services and technology driven companies. This includes 20 years in legal and compliance leadership in Canada and the US with Foresters Financial, HSBC, Canada Protection Plan and Mutual Life. He is an admitted and qualified lawyer in Canada, the US and the UK and a CCO in the US with FINRA and SEC regulated entities for over 10 years. He is also a Canadian Securities Institute qualified Chief Compliance Officer, an IAPP Certified Privacy Professional and an ACAMS Certified Anti Money Laundering Specialist. He is published in Canada, the US, UK and EU on a range of topics including the intersection of technology and regulation, financial services privacy standards and the global growth of the Regulatory Sandbox concept. Stephen is also a passionate educator in the financial services sector and an FM radio/Web presenter on the regulation of technology. His current role as Head of Business Affairs and Alliances for the tech incubator Thinktum, has him leading due diligence on financial services technology investment opportunities and providing legal leadership to its strategic partner, Canada Protection Plan.


Contributions by Stephen Cheeseman

  • Member of Canadian Advisory Board 2020 - 2023