Lieutenant-General (Retired) the Honourable Andrew Leslie, PC, CMM, MSC, MSM, CD, RCA, BA, MA, D.Mil.Sci(hc)

EVENT DATE: March 14, 2023
EVENT TOPIC: Canada’s place in the world and what happens next in the context of international predators, supply chain fragility, a resurgent Donald Trump and our woeful defence and security circumstances

Andrew Leslie

General Leslie was a soldier and led 57,000 people in the Canadian Army in fires, floods, earthquakes, security missions, peacekeeping and war (Cyprus, Germany, Croatia, Serbia, Afghanistan and elsewhere), being awarded national and international honours and decorations.

He has also been a Senior Vice President of a very large multinational corporation, a Federal Member of Parliament, the Chief Government Whip, the Parliamentary Secretary focused on Canada-US Relations and Trade during the time of NAFTA and Trump, and was included on varied federal cabinet committees.

He now sits on both corporate and charitable boards and speaks on international affairs, leadership, transformation, governance, and crisis response.

Andrew was educated at Ottawa University (BA), the Royal Military College (MA) where he was also conferred a Doctorate (hc), various Military Staff Colleges, and both the Harvard Business School and the Rotman School of Business.

Fluently bilingual, he lives in Ottawa.