Engaging, Enabling and Evolving Commerce in Canada since 1989

About Us

ACT Canada helps its members understand complex issues and filters the truth from market noise with respect to current and emerging commerce trends through a consultative approach. With representation of all ecosystem stakeholder groups, the association is able to provide knowledge and expertise to help members leverage opportunities, confront challenges and advance their businesses in a rapidly changing marketplace.

Become an ACT Canada member today and reap the rewards.

Join a Strategic Leadership Team and help shape the market.

Our MissionĀ 

Provide a neutral forum to connect the ecosystem, educate on the changing landscape of commerce, and generate open dialogue on issues impacting stakeholder groups.

Our Vision

Unite all stakeholders in the ecosystem to navigate the evolution of commerce in Canada

Our Core Pillars

  • Engage - Grow the commerce community via stakeholder contributions, collaboration and networking
  • Enable - Provide access to the expertise of the member community to gain insights that will help strategic decision-making
  • Evolve -Drive positive change in the increasingly complex commerce environment.

Our Members

Our base consists of leaders, decision-makers and active participants from all sectors of the secure payments, authentication and identity management business. Sectors represented include financial, government, retail, suppliers, integrators, consultants, transit and transportation, insurance, transaction processors and legal.


An international non-profit association federally incorporated in 1989.


We are funded by membership fees, event revenues, partners and sponsors programs.


We are governed by a member-elected Board of Directors, comprised of thought leaders from the user and supplier communities:

  • Chair
    Suzan Denoncourt
    Ingenico Canada Ltd.
    Managing Director
  • Vice Chair
    Doug Macdonald
    Partner, Financial Services Leader, Ontario Advisory
  • Treasurer
    Owen Gingras
    Rogers Bank
    VP Customer Operations, COO
  • Corporate Secretary
    Carmen Xiao
    Senior Manager, Payments Innovation
  • Christian Ali

  • Executive Director, Canada
    Kamuran Altinbilek
    Cardtek USA
    Executive Director, Canada
  • Head, Innovation & Partnerships
    Jeff Ecker
    TD Merchant Solutions
    Head, Innovation & Partnerships
  • Chief Product and Partnership Officer
    Malcolm Fowler
    Chief Product and Partnership Officer
  • VP N.A Business Development
    Robert Hayhow
    Equinox Payments
    VP N.A Business Development
  • VP Sales for Secure Transactions
    Brian Hirman
    VP Sales for Secure Transactions
  • Sr. Vice President and General Manager
    Mia Huntington
    Sr. Vice President and General Manager
  • Head of Acceptance
    Gary Locke
    Interac Association/Acxsys Corporation
    Head of Acceptance
  • Director, Financial Technology
    Dinaro Ly
    MaRS Discovery District
    Director, Financial Technology
  • Canadian Payments Lead
    Jonathan Magder
    Accenture Strategy
    Canadian Payments Lead
  • Customer Relations Director
    Wendy Maisey
    ICC Solutions Ltd.
    Customer Relations Director
  • President
    Andrea McMullen
    ACT Canada
  • Chief Operating Officer
    Syndi Pak
    advertience Inc.
    Chief Operating Officer
  • Vice President, Consumer Products
    Craig Reiff
    Vice President, Consumer Products
  • Head of Canada, Acceptance
    Fausto Rossi
    Discover Financial Services
    Head of Canada, Acceptance
  • Corporate Counsel
    Martin H. Campbell
    Mills & Mills