Lesley Lawrence

Senior Vice President, Financing & Consulting – BDC Ontario

Lesley Lawrence was appointed Senior Vice President, Financing and Consulting, BDC Ontario in October 2016. In this role, she is responsible for overseeing BDC’s lending and consulting services in Ontario. She is also the national sponsor for the Bank’s Women Entrepreneur initiative.

Ms. Lawrence has over 25 years of experience in the financial services sector. Since joining BDC in 2000, she has held several senior management positions including Vice President, Financing and Consulting for GTA North and GTA West, and Vice President and Area Manager for Toronto East.

Lesley leads a passionate team that is proud to promote BDC’s role as a development bank. Prior to assuming her current role, Ms. Lawrence was Senior Vice President, Financing and Consulting, BC & North Region, where she was also responsible for the Aboriginal Banking Unit.

Ms. Lawrence is actively involved in the community, with a focus on advancing entrepreneurship. She has been a member of the board of directors for Junior Achievement British Columbia and the Mississauga Board of Trade.

Ms. Lawrence holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto and has completed an executive leadership program at the Helios Executive Institute.

Susy and Cathy Imbriglio from Imbritech Industries will be joining Lesley on stage to share their personal journey in ‘breaking the mold’.