Leslie is Executive Vice President, Corporate Development & Strategy and Chief Risk Officer at Agrium Inc. Leslie’s portfolio includes Environment Health & Safety, Operational Excellence, Sustainability & Stakeholder Relations, Internal Audit, Risk Management and Corporate Development & Strategy.
Her vision and leadership has been evident throughout her career, as demonstrated by her passion for results, eagerness to embrace new challenges, vision to set high standards of performance and capacity to lead change. She has been recognized for her leadership on several occasions, including WXN Top 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada Hall of Fame.
Leslie is a passionate leader, values diversity and advocates for the community. She established the Agrium Women's Inclusion Network (WIN) formally AWLG, an organization created to provide mentoring, networking and developmental opportunities for women within Agrium. She co-chaired the 2012 United Way of Calgary and Area’s campaign and is a member of United Way of Calgary and Area Board of Directors. Leslie was recognized with an Alberta Queen’s Counsel Appointment for her outstanding contributions to legal and public life.
Prior to joining Agrium in 1999, Leslie was a partner in the national law firm of Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP. Leslie was born and raised in Calgary; she is married and is the proud mother of two young men.
Leslie was Co-Chair of 2012 Calgary United Way Campaign and is past Chair of the Board Community Impact Committee and a current member of the Board Governance & Development and Strategic Planning Committees.