Leona Alleslev is the Member of Parliament for Aurora-Oak Ridges-Richmond Hill. Leona is a former Canadian Air Force Officer, Senior Manager, and entrepreneur.
She has held positions in the Department of National Defence, as well as senior managerial roles with IBM Canada and Bombardier Aerospace. She served on the Aerospace Industry Association of Canada, the Ontario Aerospace Council and the Women in Aerospace Association joint government/industry change initiatives.
In these roles, Leona worked to change the way multi-million dollar government contracts were structured, evaluated and awarded. At Bombardier she was responsible for defining and implementing the final assembly line infrastructure for the Global Express business aircraft programs. Leona has served as an industry thought leader who has presented advanced manufacturing technical papers at engineering and maintenance society conferences.
Leona earned her B.A. (Honours) in History and Political Science from the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston and received her Queen’s Commission to serve as an Air Force Logistics Officer.
In her current role as Member of Parliament, Leona is a Member of the National Defence Committee, and she is Chair of the NATO Parliamentary Association, as well as Chair of the Aerospace Caucus.