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Judie Leach Bennett

Judie Leach Bennett is Vice-President, General Counsel and Chief Risk Officer for Canadian Blood Services leading a team of professionals who provide pan-Canadian legal, governance, and risk guidance to the organization 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, healthcare ethics, and governance.

Judie joined the Carefor Health and Community Services board in 2024 and previously served as board chair of the Queensway Carleton Hospital in Ottawa.

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