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Kirkland Morris is Vice President, Enterprise Strategy with Interac Association. Having served various roles with the Association over the past 11 years, Mr. Morris assumed his current duties in March 2008. He is responsible for broad-based organizational direction, and has overseen key elements of the Association’s on-going efforts to restructure in response to a dynamically changing payments marketplace.
Among his previous roles with the Association, Mr. Morris was responsible for ABM and POS product direction. He led work on the industry-level business case that drove the decision to migrate debit card services to EMV chip technology, and was responsible for the development and implementation of an overall chip migration program for INTERAC Shared Services.
A participant in numerous industry forums, Mr. Morris held a seat on the inaugural Board of Advisors of the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Security Standards Council, and is an active industry spokesperson.
Prior to joining Interac Association in 1999, Mr. Morris worked as an Economist with the Department of Finance Canada. He was involved in the Department’s work with the MacKay Task Force on the Future of the Canadian Financial Services Sector, and worked closely with the federal government’s Payments System Advisory Committee in its review to expand access and reform the governance of the payments system in Canada.
Mr. Morris holds an Honours Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics from Dalhousie University, and a Masters Degree in Economics from the University of Western Ontario.