Ms. Mercier is a professional director, and was Chair of the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Board from 2007 to 2014.
Her career encompasses over 40 years of general management experience in the financial services, communications, integrated oil, and paper and forest products sectors. From 1995 to 2003, Ms. Mercier headed her own management consulting firm. Prior to that time, she was Senior Vice-President and CFO of Abitibi-Price Inc.
Ms. Mercier currently serves on the boards of Intact Financial Corporation and the Royal Conservatory of Music. She formerly served on the boards of Teekay Shipping Corporation and the University Health Network. She holds an MBA from York University, and a Master's degree from the University of Alberta.
In 2010, Ms. Mercier received an honorary LLD from York University. In 2011, she was named as one of Canada's Top 25 Women of Influence; and in 2012, 2015 and 2017, she was named one of Canada's Top 100 Most Powerful Women. In 2013, Ms. Mercier was awarded an honorary LLD from Wilfrid Laurier University and in 2016, she became Chancellor of the University. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Corporate Directors of Canada.
She resides in Toronto, Ontario
Gerry Gaetz is President and CEO of Payments Canada. Since joining Payments Canada in 2013, he has been leading the transformation of the organization, including its enabling legislation, governance, internal capacity and business strategy, as well as the modernization of the Canadian payment system.
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 Canada's new polymer banknote series, Chief of Banking Operations, where he led the redevelopment of the core banking system, and Chief of Corporate Services.
Mr. Gaetz is a member of the International Council of Payment Association Chief Executives, a director of Fortress Global Enterprises, a publicly traded company, and a former director of Landqart AG. He is a former member of the Banknote Ethics Initiative Accreditation Council. He also co-led the flagship leadership program at the Gestalt International Study Center in Massachusetts for three years. Mr. Gaetz holds an MBA from the University of Ottawa and is a Chartered Professional Accountant.
Mr. Barnard is an experienced senior executive with a record of building and leading high-performance executive teams and effectively communicating with partners, stakeholders, government and the public. Currently serving on the Governance and Compliance Review Committee of Greystone Capital Markets’ Board of Directors, Mr. Barnard has served on a number of different, high-profile boards in the past, including as Lead Director for the Bank of Canada, Board Chair of the Association of Universities and Colleges Canada, and many others.
At present, Mr. Barnard is the President and Vice-Chancellor, and Professor of Computer Science at the University of Manitoba. He previously served as President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Regina and as Associate to Vice-Principals at Queen’s University. He is also currently on the Order of Canada Advisory Council, the Order of Manitoba Advisory Council and the Leadership Council for Digital Infrastructure (Honorary co-Chair).
Mr. Barnard holds a PhD, MSc and BSc in Computer Science from the University of Toronto and resides in Winnipeg, Manitoba
With over 20 years of experience in financial services including strategy and transformational programs, Mr. Dickinson has a deep understanding of the technology underlying Canada’s existing and emerging banking infrastructure.
Mr. Dickinson is the Senior Vice-President and Chief Digital Officer for Equitable Bank, Canada’s ninth-largest independent bank. In 2016 he launched EQ Bank, Equitable’s digital banking arm, to great success, quickly growing to over $2 billion in deposits. He is also responsible for all technology strategy, delivery, and operations at Equitable, as well as enterprise project delivery.
Prior to joining Equitable in 2013 Dan was Managing Director, Online & Mobile Banking at BMO Bank of Montreal. Throughout his banking career, Mr. Dickinson has focused on the role of technology and self-service systems for customers.
He holds an MBA and Bachelor of Commerce from Dalhousie University and resides in Toronto, Ontario.
Ms. Doniz has served on more than a dozen public corporate, private, and non-profit boards in governance, finance and compensation committees with particular attention to financial, digital, technology, retail and consumer goods. She is currently a member of the Board of Directors for BayShore Health, Canada’s largest provider of home and community health services, North America’s largest publically traded operator of retail liquor stores, and Cymax, one of the fastest growing online furniture retailers.
Ms. Doniz previously held the position of Global Product, Digital Strategy and Chief Information Officer at Amima, the world’s largest loyalty and data analytics company as well as Chief Information Officer for Global Beauty and Grooming Business at Procter and Gamble. In 2012, she was named as one of Canada’s most powerful women by the Women’s Executive Network.
She received her Bachelor of Applied Science and Engineering; Industrial Engineering from the University of Toronto and completed post-graduate work at Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, Netherlands and Harvard Business School. She resides in Toronto, Ontario.
Independent Innovation Specialist, Educator and Director
Ms. Gibson is an independent innovation specialist, educator and director. She has taught innovation in MBA programs at the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management and Queens School of Business, and is a sought-after board member with deep experience at the forefront of communications, software, and the application of these technologies.
Two of Ms. Gibson's key strengths are grasping strategic business imperatives and leading high-performance software teams to develop smart technical solutions. As CEO of Bell Globemedia Interactive, Canada's largest Internet media company during the Internet boom, she was responsible for their enviable portfolio of web assets that included GlobeInvestor, Workopolis, Globeandmail.com, GlobeFund, Sympatico, TSN.ca, Discovery.ca, CTV.ca.
Ms. Gibson has served on boards in various capacities including ING Direct Bank of Canada, Computershare, and Cogeco, as well as on many advisory boards such as BCE Capital, the Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC) and Queen's University's MBA Advisory Council.
She holds a M.Sc. Mathematics from Carleton University and an ICD.D from the Institute of Corporate Directors.
Ms. Gibson has been recognized as a Women of Influence, and has received the New Media Pioneer Award, and the CWC Trailblazer of the Year award. She is a co-author of a Harvard Business Review article entitled Mapping Your Innovation Strategy.
She resides in Toronto, Ontario.
Malcolm Knight is currently Visiting Professor in Finance, London School of Economics and Political Science and Distinguished Fellow, Centre for International Governance Innovation, Waterloo, Ontario.
An economist, banker and policymaker, he served as General Manager and Chief Executive Officer of the Bank for International Settlements—‘the Bank for central banks'--in Basel, Switzerland, as Senior Deputy Governor of the Bank of Canada, and in senior positions at the International Monetary Fund.
Mr. Knight also serves as a member of the Markets Monitoring Group of the Institute of International Finance (IIF); a Trustee of the Per Jacobsson Foundation; and on the North American Advisory Board of the London School of Economics.
Mr. Knight earned M.Sc. (Economics) and Ph.D. degrees from the London School of Economics and Political Science and an Honour B.A. in Political Science and Economics from the University of Toronto.
In 2006 he received an Honourary Doctorate from Trinity College, University of Toronto. He is a member of the Honourary Senate of the Lindau Nobel Prize Winners Foundation and the Johns Hopkins University Society of Scholars.
Mr. Knight is a Canadian citizen currently residing in Summit, New Jersey, USA.
Mr. Steiner is CEO of Evree Corp., a company that designs customer engagement technology for financial decision-making.
Previously he was as Founder and Partner of BEworks and Kakayshun Corp., conducting behavioural economics and strategy consulting to government and large businesses, and was CEO of Perimeter Financial Corp., a private company that developed securities exchanges, portfolio and risk and investment management technology and services.
He was the founder of VERSUS Technologies Inc., a financial technology firm that offered the E*TRADE online investment service in Canada that was acquired by Scotiabank in 2008, and previously had held various senior executive positions at RBC Dominion Securities Inc.
He has previously served as a Member of the Chairman's Advisory Board at the Ontario Securities Commission, the Technical Advisory Board at Thomson Reuters, and the Dean's Advisory Board at the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management. He is also a contributor to the Globe and Mail's Report on Business Magazine.
He received an MBA from the IMD Lausanne, BA (Econ.) from Western University. He resides in Toronto, Ontario.