IACA Board

Anton Bleikolm
Owner and Chairman of AFB Engineering & Services, Ecublens/Switzerland Chairman of Orell Füssli Holding Ltd, Zurich/Switzerland (holding company of Orell Füssli Security Printing Ltd)

"The speed at which technology moves today in its' efforts to protect the Currency Industry from the effects of International Counterfeiting means that organizations need to remain informed, not just of the threats in the market place but also about the innovations to counteract them. IACA provides the forum that puts many concerned parties in touch with each other."

Marci Chavez
President, Currency Research

"When Richard Haycock, Chairman of Currency Research, acted on his vision to organize an Industry Association that would provide a common forum for the Central Banks, Printing Works and Suppliers to work together for the benefit of the Currency Industry, he probably did not realize the legacy he was starting. IACA has been a great advocate for the Currency Industry through their various and important initiatives. Cash provides social and economic benefit for a nation’s citizens, and it is critical we work together to make cash the best it can be. That is what IACA is about, and I am proud to be a part of the Board and help carry on the good work and vision for this great Industry."

Tim Driscoll
VP, Currency, Authentix

"With rapid fire technological developments and an ever changing host of issues that Central Banks must resolve, it's imperative to have an organization like IACA that serves the entire Currency community by providing a clearinghouse for information and a forum for discussion and collaboration."

Thomas Ferguson
Former Director, U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing

"While each country is faced with certain unique issues that relate to the issuance and usage of currency within their country, there are a number of common issues that must be addressed when designing a new banknote series. IACA can provide members with recommended guidelines that if followed will result in a secure and efficient currency for any country no matter what their individual circumstances."

Beat Grossenbacher
Head of Cash at the Swiss National Bank

My experience in the cash supplier industries as well as in my role at the Central Bank taught me how important it is to share and exchange information and collaboration between different stakeholders in order to develop and improve an effective cash product or efficient processes. In a digitized world, this education of the global cash community becomes even more important. IACA is a specific forum to bring all the partners together and benefit from their experiences and expertise.

Eugenie Foster
Principal, Eugenie Foster LLC & Executive Director, International Association of Currency Affairs

"IACA offers central banks, suppliers, and other cash industry stakeholders opportunities to collaborate, in particular in the development of guidelines for critical aspects of their functions. Over the past three years, I am pleased that IACA's Central Bank Forums on Payment Surveys have become an important part of the calendars of economists and researchers interested in payment trends. IACA's Global Payment Survey Project is unique in its focus on making available robust statistics about payments, and in particular cash payments, that can be compared from country to country."

Antti Heinonen
Former Director, Banknotes European Central Bank

"The future of cash is very much in the hands of the people who are responsible for its management in their organizations. These people should be ready to adapt to new market conditions, use technological opportunities and involve the various stakeholders in the cash cycle in the development work. Every opportunity should be exploited to learn from best practices both within the industry and central banks. IACA provides a specific forum for that."

Brian J. Lang
Executive Vice President International Association of Currency Affairs

"The currency function is an integral part of all Central Banks, but when I first became responsible for this function at the Reserve Bank of New Zealand in 1990 no forum existed for the exchange of information. The inception of industry conferences in 1992 was the first step forward. In today’s fast changing world, IACA provides an on-going source of industry information, guidelines for best practice and an opportunity to exchange ideas. All stakeholders in the cash industry can benefit from involvement with IACA."

Dahlia D. Luna
Senior Assistant Governor Head of the Currency Management Sector

"IACA provides an international avenue both for private and public stakeholders in banknotes manufacturing and cash cycle industry to sustain a robust data towards further innovation, development trends, best practices and principles."

Douglas Mennie
President and COO Cummins-Allison Corporation

"Collaboration between Central Banks, Note Printing Entities, Currency Processing Industry and Law Enforcement is no longer an option. It is a requirement. We have to work together and address the fast growing counterfeit issues. We are happy to see a beginning of a dialogue between all entities."

Gianni Santoro
Commercial Director, Security Inks and Solutions

"Means of payment have considerably diversified over the last years with technology and deregulation contributing to this process. At the same time the demand for cash has continued to grow constantly worldwide. The unbiased forum provided by IACA aims at bringing cash cycle stakeholders together to better understand trends and threats to both the public and private sectors."

Wolfram Seidemann
Giesecke & Devrient Group Executive Banknote

“Banknotes are part of modern life! And it is our mission to keep cash competitive. The IACA is a good platform for customers and suppliers alike, bringing them together: to share experiences, pick up industry trends, discuss changes in the payment landscape and to learn about customer requirements for the future cash cycle.”

Richard Wall
Chief of Currency, Bank of Canada

"Being effective in Currency field means achieving the right balance between existing technologies and innovation, maintaining and enhancing existing relationships and making room for new entrants, working collaboratively with industry and developing solutions to meet your specific needs. IACA is the forum where all stakeholders can debate those issues which are key to finding the right balance which best serves Currency as a whole"

Richard Hird
Chief Commercial Officer, De La Rue

Cash remains the most secure, transparent and user friendly financial innovation in the world. As the proliferation of the fintech sector brings new ideas and technology to the ecosystem of payments the role of cash remains essential. The IACA has a vital role to play to educate and inform the global community of the vitality of the Currency Industry.