Leslee Thompson is an accomplished health care leader, a seasoned business executive, experienced corporate director, and a passionate champion of people centered care. Starting out as an ICU nurse, Leslee has a unique blend of experience that crosses multiple geographies, industries, and sectors, and has led numerous organizations through periods of significant change. Past executive roles include CEO Kingston General Hospital, VP Medtronic Canada, VP Cancer Care Ontario and Executive VP & COO in each of Sunnybrook Health Science Center, UHN Toronto Western Hospital and Royal Alex Hospital in Capital Health, Alberta. On the academic front she has BScN from Queen’s, MScN from U of Toronto and MBA from Western University.
Leslee’s extensive governance experience includes Boards of Shoppers Drug Mart, Amica, International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQUA), Council for Academic Hospitals of Ontario, Ontario Hospital Association, Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement, and Daughters for Life Foundation. She has also been appointed by Provincial and Federal governments to a various high-profile panels and advisory councils and was named one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women.
In her capacity as CEO AC and HSO, Leslee is a global leader responsible for programs and services that are delivered in over 15,000 locations across 30 countries in the health, social service and education sectors. She is also Executive in Residence at Rotman School of Management and loves to sail.