member of CPA Nova Scotia since 1984, Leo McKenna recently retired as the Chief
Financial Officer of the Workers’ Compensation Board of Nova Scotia. He was
responsible for all administration, investments, and financial affairs of the
WCB and its 400 employees.
Chief Financial Officer, Leo oversaw an annual operating budget of $450 million
and an investment portfolio of more than $2 billion. Since Leo was appointed
Chief Financial Officer in 1996, the WCB improved its overall funding position from
45 per cent to over 96 per cent.
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.
has volunteered with a number of community groups. He served as the Chair of
the Board of Directors of Halifax Public Libraries from 2004 to 2010, when
multi-level government support for the new Central Library was secured. He
has been a member of the Board of the Nova Scotia Public Service Superannuation
Plan Trustees Inc. since the new governance framework was established in 2012. Leo
also chaired the Investment Committee for the pension plan from 2012 to 2019.