Leanne Salyzyn grew up in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia and attended St. Mary’s University in Halifax, graduating with a Bachelor of Commerce degree in 1988. Leanne is President and CEO of Salyzyn & Associates Limited, Licensed Insolvency Trustees and has been a national board member of the Canadian Association of Insolvency & Restructuring Professionals (CAIRP) since 2008. She was vice president and past president of the Nova Scotia Association of Insolvency & Restructuring Professionals (NSAIRP). She is the only woman to ever hold these esteemed positions.
Over the past two decades Leanne has volunteered countless hours to both national and the provincial insolvency committees such as the NSAIRP, CAIRP Standards of Professional Practice Committee, CAIRP Governance Committee, CAIRP Education Committee, and the Consumer Insolvency Small Practice Committee.
Leanne is the founder and first chairperson of the Atlantic Canada Network of IWIRC. She is the first woman in Eastern Canada to receive the highest professional designation awarded to an insolvency practitioner: a fellowship presented in August 2015. She was also a finalist for the Canadian Association of Family Enterprise Nova Scotia’s Family Enterprise of the Year Award in 2015.