The B.C. Securities Commission (BCSC) announced on Thursday that it has appointed John Hinze as its director of corporate finance.

Hinze's career at the BCSC spans more than 16 years, during which he served in various capacities, including stints as chief financial officer, deputy director and manager of financial and insider reporting and controller.

Before assuming this new post, Hinze was responsible for managing the agency's corporate support team as the director of corporate services, a position he has held since 2010.

"John is passionate about building vibrant capital markets in British Columbia that will give issuers the capital they need to grow and investors the information and opportunities they seek," says Peter Brady, executive director of the BCSC, in a statement. "He is a hard-working, service-oriented executive with a talent for empowering large teams of experts. Among many other assets, he brings deep knowledge of financial reporting and regulatory technology to this role."

Hinze's industry experience also includes a five-year stint at KPMG Canada LLP. He holds designations as a chartered professional accountant and chartered professional in human resources.