Anne Butler

Chief Legal Officer and Vice President of Policy and Research

Anne is Chief Legal Officer and Vice President of Policy and Research at Payments Canada, the operator of Canada’s national payment systems. Anne is responsible for leadership of the organization’s research, policy, legal, corporate secretariat and compliance services, and for advising the Board of Directors and its committees. Before joining Payments Canada in June 2015, Anne was a senior executive at a Canadian life insurance company, where she held positions of progressive responsibility, including leading the legal, compliance, communications, and human resources teams.

Anne’s areas of focus are policy development and the strategic management of legal and regulatory risks. She speaks frequently on payments law and the regulatory issues relevant to operating core payment systems. Anne received her LL.B from Queen's University Faculty of Law in 1995 and was called to the Ontario Bar in 1997. She is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Volunteer Ottawa, and the YMCA/YWCA of the National Capital Region, and is a mentor with the Canadian Corporate Counsel Association.

Area(s) of Expertise 
Open banking
Payments and E-commerce Law in Canada
Governance and Strategy
Payment System Strategy
Languages Spoken: 
English