Leaders from Canada’s Public and Private Sector Join Digital ID and Authentication Council of Canada Board


January 13, 2015, TORONTO – The Digital ID and Authentication Council of Canada (DIACC), today announced the appointment of three new members to the DIACC board. Corinne Charette, Chief Information Officer of the Government of Canada, Stéphane Dubreuil, Senior Vice President Strategy, Corporate Marketing and Digital Channel at Canada Post and Marlene Lenarduzzi Vice-President North American Business Services, BMO Financial Group have all joined the DIACC board effective immediately.

“Digital ID and authentication is a critical component of Canada’s digital economy and will play a key role in Canada’s global competitiveness, “ said Aran Hamilton, President of the DIACC. “The commitment and leadership demonstrated by our Board members, and their respective organizations, speaks to the importance of digital ID and authentication to Canadian governments, businesses, non-profits and citizens’.

The DIACC is developing a robust, secure, scalable, and privacy-enhancing digital identification system which will be the platform upon which Canadians will be able to conduct a wide range of secure online transactions and interactions.

Created as a result of the federal government’s Task Force for the Payments System Review, the DIACC is a non-profit coalition of public and private sector leaders committed to developing a Canadian digital identification and authentication framework to enable Canadian’s full and secure participation the global digital economy. DIACC members include representatives from both the federal and provincial levels of government as well as private sector leaders.

 

“The DIACC would also like to thank Kerry Munro (Canada Post), David Heatherly (BMO) and Pierre Boucher (Government of Canada) for their contributions to the DIACC during their time on the board” added Hamilton.

 

Member Biographies

Corinne Charette

Chief Information Officer of the Government of Canada

Corinne Charette was appointed to the position of Chief Information Officer of the Government of Canada, effective May 4, 2009.

Ms. Charette came to the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat from Transat A.T. Inc., where she was Vice-President and Chief Information Officer from 2006 until 2009. Previous to that, Ms. Charette was Deputy Director and Chief Information Officer of FINTRAC. During her professional career of more than 30 years, she served as Senior Vice-President, Internet Channel, for the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, was a Partner with KPMG Consulting, leading their e-Business practice, and worked for IBM Global Services and Via Rail Canada.

Ms. Charette holds a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering from Concordia University and is a professional engineer. On June 21, 2011, Ms. Charette received an honorary degree of Doctor of Laws from Concordia University, in recognition of her distinguished career and achievements.

 

Stéphane Dubreuil

Senior Vice President Strategy, Corporate Marketing and Digital Channel, Canada Post

Mr. Dubreuil leads the co-ordination and development of the Corporation’s strategy and planning with a view to the achieving long-term sustainable growth and profitability.

He also leads company-wide strategic marketing and provides brand governance to reposition Canada Post in a rapidly changing market. In addition, he manages the Corporation’s Digital Delivery Network with a view to growing Canada Post’s digital engagement with its customers.

Mr. Dubreuil is a seasoned executive with experience in strategy consulting and marketing. He has held a number of senior executive positions with TELUS in Quebec, most recently serving as Senior Vice-President, Strategy, Consumer Marketing and Consumer Health Solutions. Prior to that, he was Senior Manager at Bain & Company, Inc. working in their Sydney, Paris, London, and Toronto offices.

He received his Masters of Business Administration from INSEAD and his Bachelor of Business Administration from HEC Montreal.

 

Marlene Lenarduzzi

Vice-President, North American Business Services, BMO Financial Group

Ms. Lenarduzzi is Vice-President North American Business Services for BMO Financial Group, supporting the North American Retail Payments and Treasury and Payments teams. Ms. Lenarduzzi is accountable for delivering customer-centric fraud management and authentication experiences to BMO’s Personal and Commercial customers across North America. Further, the role includes accountability for card management, credit card underwriting and the management of vendor relationships related to payments.

In her previous role as Vice-President Canadian Consumer Credit Risk Enterprise Risk & Portfolio Management, BMO Financial Group Ms. Lenarduzzi was accountable for providing the appropriate risk oversight to the consumer segment of P&C and was also accountable for ensuring compliance to applicable regulations.

Ms. Lenarduzzi has held numerous roles in Analytics, Risk and Portfolio Management at BMO as well as at another financial institution.

Ms. Lenarduzzi holds a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering degree from McMaster University, a Master of Applied Science degree from the University of Ottawa and an MBA from the Schulich School of Business.

 

About the Digital ID and Authentication Council of Canada (DIACC)

Created as a result of the federal government’s Task Force for the Payments System Review, the DIACC is a non-profit coalition of public and private sector leaders committed to developing a Canadian digital identification and authentication framework to enable Canadian’s full and secure participation the global digital economy. DIACC members include representatives from both the federal and provincial levels of government as well as private sector leaders.

The DIACC’s objective is to unlock economic opportunities for Canadian consumers, and businesses by providing the framework to develop a robust, secure, scalable and privacy enhancing digital identification and authentication ecosystem that will decrease costs for governments, consumers, and business while improving service delivery and driving GDP growth. For more updates from the DIACC visit www.DIACC.ca and follow us on twitter @DigitalCdns.

 

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