Richard Leipsic, Trustee

Mr. Leipsic is Managing Director at Acumen Corporate Development Inc., prior to which he was General Counsel and Senior Vice President for Canwest Global Communications Corp. for over ten years. Before assuming that position, Mr. Leipsic was a partner in the Winnipeg law firm now known as Pitblado.

A native of Winnipeg, Mr. Leipsic holds a Bachelor of Law (LL.B.) from the University of Manitoba and is a member of the Law Society of Manitoba. He is a former Chair of St John’s Ravenscourt School. Current board positions include People Corporation, the Asper Jewish Community Campus of Winnipeg and Friends of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. Mr. Leipsic has lectured and written extensively on corporate law matters. In 2008 he was named the Canadian General Counsel of the Year by the National Post & ZSA Recruitment annual award program.

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