Gerry Gaetz is President and CEO of Payments Canada. Since joining in 2013, he has been leading the modernization of Canada’s core national payments infrastructure.
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 retail payments-related economic research.
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.