Gerry Gaetz is President and CEO of Payments Canada. Since joining the organization in 2013, he has been leading the transformation of the organization’s enabling legislation, governance, internal capacity and business.
Prior to Payments Canada, Mr. Gaetz held a number of executive roles at the Bank of Canada, including Chief of Currency, where he was responsible for the launch of Canada’s new polymer banknote series and Chief of Banking Operations, where he led the redevelopment of the core banking system.
Mr. Gaetz is a member of the International Council of Payment Association Chief Executives, is on the advisory boards of two private companies, is a director on the Fortress Paper Board, and is also a former member of the Banknote Ethics Initiative Accreditation Council. He also co-led the core leadership development program at the Gestalt International Study Center in Boston for three years. Mr. Gaetz holds an MBA from the University of Ottawa and is a Chartered Professional Accountant.