Andrew McFarlane

Executive Director, Modernization

As Payments Canada’s Executive Director of Modernization, Andrew is responsible for leading the modernization of Canada’s core clearing and settlement payments infrastructure. He is also responsible for leadership of the organization’s corporate strategy and research functions. 

Prior to joining Payments Canada, Andrew led the Accenture team working alongside Payments Canada on the Modernization Program. Since early 2017, Andrew has been working with Payments Canada’s member financial institutions and other stakeholders in Canada to gain their support for modernizing payments. Prior, Andrew consulted extensively in the financial services industry with Accenture in Ireland, in addition to leading the consulting firm’s open banking activities globally and shaping Accenture’s response to the Payments Services Directive 2 (PSD2) in Europe.


Area(s) of Expertise 
Open banking
Payments Regulation
Payments Innovation
Payments in Canada
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