As Chairman of the Board, Walt Macnee oversees the Center’s activities in research and philanthropic endeavors. Walt is also Vice Chairman of MasterCard Worldwide, where he has spearheaded initiatives to create meaningful public-private partnerships around the world.
Prior to this position, Walt served as President of International Markets, and was responsible for MasterCard’s business in 210 countries. Walt was President of MasterCard Canada from 2001 through 2003. Prior to joining MasterCard, Walt worked in numerous positions with Toronto Dominion Bank (TD) beginning in Toronto in 1983. In 1986, he moved to New York where he worked in corporate finance and investment banking. Walt moved back to Toronto in 1995 to run Cash Management, and in 1997 took on the Visa business.
Walt has a B.A. and B. Ed. from Queens University and an MBA from York University. He is currently Chairman of Antibe Therapeutics, a pharmaceutical startup listed on the TSX. Walt has been a Director of various charitable organizations including the Royal Conservatory of Music, Save the Children Canada, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada, CAN Fund, and the Sunnybrook Hospital Foundation.