Biweekly Broadcast – Special Issue

Special announcement from Ian Burns, Chair, PPJV Transition Management Board

Introducing PPJV’s new CEO: Duke Butler

Over the past several months, the PPJV Transition Management Board has been conducting a national search for a new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). It yielded many exceptional candidates, demonstrating significant interest in leading an organization built to digitally transform and modernize credit union payment services in Canada. This said, the PPJV board is pleased to announce Duke Butler as the new CEO, PPJV effective July 12, 2021.

Duke’s appointment reflects the board’s desire for a leader who demonstrates a passion for success and competitiveness in payments and who leads with integrity, accountability, and the aptitude to deliver on PPJV’s vision for future organizational and system excellence. Duke has a successful track record in the financial services sector bringing approximately 25 years of global experience in strategy, professional services and technology, serving in executive, senior management and consultant capacities for organizations including RBC, Deloitte and Touché LLP, Microsoft and American Express. He joins us most recently from RBC where he held several roles including Head, Enterprise Architecture Strategy for the Technology and Innovation Group as well as Head, Digital Bank Program where he was selected to lead a global start-up group developing and implementing an enterprise digital talent strategy for all lines of RBC’s business. Duke holds a Masters of Business Administration degree from Queen’s University, and Masters of Applied Science and Bachelor of Arts degrees from the University of Waterloo.

“I am excited to be joining the PPJV and supporting credit unions as they move towards payments modernization.” says Duke. “The PPJV is a unique leader, being the first to implement an initiative of this scope in this system. I look forward to bringing my experience and passion for innovation and technology to the PPJV, to influence continued thought leadership and value for credit unions.”

Duke’s immediate focus will be working with the executive team and P8 credit unions to get-up-to speed on program elements including structure, timelines, and immediate priorities. Engagement with credit unions outside the P8 will also be a top priority for him with a purpose to listen and learn about various perspectives on program efficiencies and opportunities.

On behalf of the PPJV Transition Management Board, I’d like to welcome Duke to the PPJV team!

-Ian Burns, Chair, PPJV Board