William K. Reilly

Leah Lawrence is a lifelong advocate for engineering, entrepreneurship and the environment and the president and CEO of Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC). SDTC invests over $100 million a year in entrepreneurs developing new environmental technologies.

Over the years, Leah has served on many corporate and non-profit boards, including serving as president of the Ottawa chapter of the International Women’s Forum, the chair of the Calgary Chamber of Commerce, and the president of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA), a professional regulator with over 50,000 members. In 2018, she was honoured to receive the Centennial Leadership Award, APEGA’s highest distinction for a member who has achieved exemplary achievements in their career.

Leah has her Bachelor of Applied Science from the University of Regina and her Master of Economics from the University of Calgary. She is also a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering and a Fellow of Engineers Canada.