Colette Stewart

Senior Legal Counsel, Interac

Colette Stewart is Senior Legal Counsel at Interac Corp. In this role Ms. Stewart is a trusted legal advisor to the organization and is recognized for being a strategic partner to her business clients by delivering valued, practical and creative legal support in a complex and innovative Fin-Tech environment.  Ms. Stewart provides guidance to Finance, Human Resources, Product, Marketing and Technology & Operations business units.  Along the journey from concept to product launch Colette advises on all legal aspects and helps her business clients successfully navigate the challenges that arise.

Colette began her career at McCarthy Tetrault LLP in Corporate Finance/M&A.  Ms. Stewart’s breadth of experience spans across a variety of industries including retail, transportation, pharmaceuticals and telecommunications.

In addition to her law degree, Ms. Stewart holds a Bachelor of Science and is called to the Bar in the Province of Ontario.

Colette’s commitment to empowering the next generation has been a passion throughout her career.  Ms. Stewart has served as a member of the University of Windsor Faculty of Law Admissions Committee.   Colette has also acted as a formal and informal mentor to young lawyers.  Ms. Stewart has repeatedly been called upon to share her insights and guidance as a featured speaker to motivate and inspire the new generation of young minds.

Ms. Stewart has spent several years serving her local community of Mississauga.  She has also reached the international community by participating in development projects in both the Philippines and India.  Colette has enjoyed served as a member of the Board of Directors for a number of organizations.

Ms. Stewart has been featured in the Globe and Mail Report on Business where she was highlighted in a report on new business models responsible for disrupting the global legal landscape.