Leah Lawrence is the president and CEO of Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC). With just under $1 billion in projects under management, SDTC has supported more than 300 Canadian cleantech companies in the areas of climate change, clean water and clean soil.
In her two decades of business experience, Leah has developed a strong reputation for her leadership and passion for sustainable innovation. Prior to joining SDTC, Leah led a variety of entrepreneurial ventures including starting an independent newspaper and operating Clean Energy Capitalists, a cleantech consulting company. She has significant public and private board experience, including serving as chair of the Calgary Chamber of Commerce and the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta.
Leah is a frequently-published author, with features and columns appearing regularly in Alberta Oil and Oilweek magazines and several Canadian newspapers. Her feature article recounting her own global energy tour won a Kenneth R. Wilson Award for Canadian journalism.
Leah has her Bachelor of Applied Science from the University of Regina and her Master of Economics from the University of Calgary. She is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering and a Fellow of Engineers Canada.