Leslie Gales

Immediate past-Chair 


Leslie Gales is President and Chief Investment Officer of the Midland Group of Companies. Born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba, she lives in Toronto and has worked in the areas of investment banking, finance and marketing research since 1980. Gales is a committed community volunteer and currently holds positions with the AGO Foundation, UJA Federation of Greater Toronto, OCADU and Israel Museum. She was a Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal recipient (2012), named by WXN 100 Most Powerful Women (2011), received the Harold Lederman Award (UJA 2015) and most recently the Golda Meir Leadership Award (2017).