Ms. Judie Leach Bennett

Vice-President, General Counsel and Chief Risk Officer

Judie leads a team of professionals who provide legal, governance, and risk guidance to Canadian Blood Services and its subsidiaries.

Previously, Judie has held both business and legal roles with Canadian Blood Services, advancing initiatives in innovation, risk management, ethics, compliance, process improvement, and international collaboration.

Judie began her career as a lawyer with a Toronto law firm, acting in product liability litigation and class action proceedings. Having received her law degree from the University of Western Ontario and Master of Laws from the University of Ottawa, Judie is accredited by the Law Society as a Certified Specialist in Health Law and holds certifications in risk management and in healthcare ethics.

Judie volunteers as a member of the board of directors of Queensway Carleton Hospital in Ottawa.

Canadian Blood Services Executive Management Team - Judie Leach Bennett