Leo is the Chief Financial Officer of the Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) of Nova Scotia. As Chief Financial Officer, he is responsible for all administration, technology and infrastructure, investments and financial affairs of the WCB and its 400 employees. Leo also oversees an annual operating budget of $300 million, an investment portfolio of more than $1.3 billion, and $1.9 billion in benefits liabilities. Since Leo was appointed Chief Financial Officer in 1996, the WCB has improved its overall funding position by more than 25 per cent.
Previously, Leo served as an auditor and management consultant with a major public accounting firm, and also spent part of his management career with a major Canadian restaurant franchisor. He also volunteered with a number of community groups and has served as the Chair of the Board of Directors of Halifax Public Libraries.
Leo was appointed to the Public Service Superannuation Plan Trustee Inc. in 2013 and he also serves as Chair of its Investment Committee.