Leah Anderson is Assistant Deputy Minister of the Financial Sector Policy Branch, at Finance Canada. The branch is responsible for policy development on federal financial sector policy issues including financial markets, securities policy, housing finance, financial institutions and stability, consumer protection, pensions, payments systems, and anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing. The branch also manages the government of Canada’s debt management and foreign reserves programs.
Prior to this role, she was General Director of the Economic Development and Corporate Finance Branch at Finance Canada. In this role, she led the provision of advice to the Minister of Finance on policy and budget proposals from economic portfolio departments, including environment, natural resources, transportation, infrastructure, innovation, fisheries, agriculture and defense. She has also worked as a consultant providing policy advice to a wide range of clients in the financial sector. She holds an MA in Economics from Queen’s University.