Lee-Anne McAlear

Program Director, The Centre of Excellence in Innovation Management
York University

Lee-Anne McAlear is an award-winning facilitator, speaker, writer, and consultant. She is a program director and sought-after lecturer at the Schulich ExecEd, Schulich School of Business at York University, speaking at conferences on leading innovation, enhancing employee engagement, establishing creative cultures and thriving in change.
Lee-Anne has worked extensively in the leadership and innovation space in more than 33 countries in both the public (federal, provincial, and municipal levels) and private sectors.
She has piloted several global innovation initiatives that have delivered new approaches to brand revitalization, new methods for delivering patient care and new ways to address customer growth and retention. For more than 25 years, Lee-Anne has worked across industries and sectors including, but not limited to, pharmaceutical, health care, telecommunication, transportation, professional services and consumer packaged goods.
Lee-Anne has many certifications including Emotional Intelligence, Team Management Systems and Situational Leadership, and is a Certified Innovation Professional. She sat on the first board of the Canadian Chapter of IAOIP (International Association of Innovation Professionals) – the only association offering globally recognized innovation certifications.