Steering Council


DIACC’s Steering Council ensures that Expert Committees operate in strategic and operational alignment with the direction set by the Board of Directors. The Steering Council is comprised of our President and Chairs from Expert Committees.

Meet the Steering Council

Joni Brennan (President)
Digital ID & Authentication Council of Canada (DIACC)
Joni Brennan is President of the DIACC. Building upon 15 years of hands on experience in Identity Access Management innovation, adoption, and industry standards development, Joni helps the DIACC to fulfill its vision delivering a digital identity ecosystem that accelerates the digital economy, grows Canada’s GDP and benefits all Canadians.
Peter Watkins (TFEC Co-Chair)
Executive Director, Technology and Innovation, Office of the Chief Information Officer at the Government of British Columbia.
Executive Director of the BC Developers’ Exchange.
Charles Eckert (TFEC Co-Chair)
National Lead, IAM and Digital Identity at PWC
Working with talented individuals and organizations to achieve their next generation identity goals. I work with organizations to build trust in their customers and employees ranging from digital on-boarding and adaptive authentication through identity governance and privileged access management.
Patrick Cormier (IEC Chair)
Vice President, Digital Transformation at Notarius
Notarius is the Canadian leader in digital signatures and long-term reliability of electronic documents. This expertise is often key in enabling governments at all levels, organizations of all sizes, professional associations and their members to unlock the Last Digital Mile – achieving cost-effective and legally reliable digital workflows and documents. To foster this outcome, I enjoy actins a a change agent and speaker to provide strategic, operational, and tactical advice on digital transformation.
Kevin Morris (OEC Chair)
Manager, Data Analytics at Canadian Credit Union Association.
Kevin Morris (M.Sc.) is the Manager, Data Analytics, and a technology policy specialist for the Canadian Credit Union Association. He is on the board of the Canadian Association for Studies in Co-operation, as well as the IT advisory group of the International Co-operative Alliance. Kevin has a keen interest in the intersection of Open Banking and Digital ID in Canada and internationally.
Eric Swedersky (OEC Vice-Chair)
SVP Delivery and Public Sector at SecureKey
A proven entrepreneurial leader with a solid background in applied technology and innovation who excels at the successful operationalization of organizational strategy as well as with building and helming high-performance teams. Experience spanning a breadth of industry, financial services, government and non-profit spaces. In plain language – gets the right things done.