Payments Canada welcomes new and returning Member Advisory Council members

Payments Canada is pleased to announce two new and five returning members to its Member Advisory Council (MAC), effective July 1, 2024.

New MAC appointees:

  • EQ Bank, Kartik Kamat, Vice President, Payments and Fraud Mitigation
  • ICICI Bank Canada, Kaushal Shah, Head of Operations, North America

Returning MAC appointees:

  • ATB Financial, Ryan Rabin, Vice President, Banking and Payment Products
  • Bank of Canada, Ian Christensen, Managing Director, Banking and Payments
  • Desjardins, Isabelle Dreyer, Vice President, Cards and Payment, Consumer and Commercial Services
  • National Bank of Canada, Patrice Roy, Vice President, Payments and International Solutions
  • Royal Bank of Canada, Gabriel Woo, Senior Vice President, Enterprise Payments

Broadly representative of the diversity of Payments Canada’s system participants, MAC plays a vital role in advising the board of directors. As set out in legislation, its mandate is to provide counsel and advice to the board on our clearing and settlement systems, the interaction of those systems with other systems involved in the exchange, clearing or settlement of payments and the development of new technologies.

The MAC call for nominations opens in early 2025. Interested individuals can contact for more information or to understand the selection process.

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