Leo D. McKenna
Leo is the chief financial officer (CFO) of the Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) of Nova Scotia. He is responsible for all administration, technology and infrastructure, investments, and financial affairs of the WCB and its 400 employees.
As CFO, Leo oversees an annual operating budget of $450 million, an investment portfolio of more than $1.8 billion and $2 billion in benefits liabilities. Since Leo was appointed to the job in 1996, the WCB has improved its overall funding position by more than 40 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.
Leo has volunteered with a number of community groups and has served as the chair of the board of directors of Halifax Public Libraries. He is currently a member of the first board of the Nova Scotia Public Service Superannuation Plan Trustees Inc. Leo also chairs the investment committee for this plan.