IACA Board

Ronald G. Arends
President & Chief Executive Officer Canadian Banknote Company Limited

IACA presents a wonderful opportunity for those of us who play a role in the currency cycle to connect and communicate. I welcome the chance to discuss technologies, processes and methodologies with my peers in this continually evolving industry

Maureen Carroll
Managing Director- Bank of Canada

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."

Ruth Euling
Managing Director, De La Rue Currency

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."

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.

Stefan Hardt
Director General Cash Management Deutsche Bundesbank

Antti Heinonen
Chairman of the Banknote Ethics Initiative

"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."

Neil Sanders
Vice President and Managing Director of CCL Secure

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.”

Jens Seidl
President/CEO Currency Research

In times where consumer payment behaviour changes perhaps more quickly than ever before with the advancement of new technologies, it is paramount that the key stakeholders in the currency industry use every opportunity to ensure the competitiveness of cash payments through dialogue, sharing insights and planning for the future. IACA provides a great framework to do so by bringing customers and suppliers together in an unbiassed forum.

Richard Wall
Retired-Managing Director of the Currency Department- 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.