Carolyn Wilkins will not seek a second term in her role as senior deputy governor of the Bank of Canada, the organization’s board of directors announced Thursday.
Wilkins has served as senior deputy governor since May 2014 and is the first woman to hold the position.
Those who have followed the Bank of Canada’s digital currency efforts since its inception — particularly around Project Jasper — will recall Wilkins’s key role in that process. Back in 2017, she penned an op-ed on the initiative in which she wrote about the challenges and opportunities in utilizing the technology in the central bank context. In 2019, she co-authored a paper on central bank digital currencies, sharing her perspective in an area that would later be explored by a range of institutions worldwide