Meet Your Board Members

Ed Leach

An experienced entrepreneur with a passion for changing the narrative for older adults, Ed Leach is president of Aging Proactively, a not for profit, and chapter ambassador for Aging2 Nova Scotia.

I have experience in navigating the health care system as a patient (two open heart surgeries), author of the original business plan for monitoring congestive heart failure patients at home after release from hospital and an initiative to build a portal for managing personal health records.

I was Assistant Professor and Director of the Norman Newman Centre for Entrepreneurship in the Faculty of Management at Dalhousie University. I am the co-author with Dr. Mary Kilfoil of the Canadian edition of Management, the bestselling undergraduate text in the field.

I received a Ph.D. in Computing Technology in Education from Nova Southeastern (2009), an MBA from the Ivey School of Business at Western University (1977) a professional accounting degree from the Society of Management Accountants (1975) and a BCom from Dalhousie University (1972).  I am past president of the Canadian Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (CCSBE), past chapter chair for the Young Presidents Organization (YPO), Atlantic Canada Chapter and most recently the Director of Education at the Centre for Entrepreneurship Education and Development (CEED). 

Mary and I have four sons and one daughter aged 30-45 and four grandchildren – two granddaughters, age 14 and 12, and a grandson age 12. We are fortunate that all five of our children live here in Halifax.

The newest member of our family is a nine-month-old, pure black Australian labradoodle puppy named Mowgli who keeps Mary and I very active and entertained. Hobbies include daily rounds of the New York Times Wordle, Spelling Bee and mini crossword. My favourite hobby is shopping for groceries looking for the best deal and freshest produce and then coming home to prepare something. Favourite pit stop is the fish truck at Kent in Bayers Lake – love the fresh halibut cheeks! 

March 2023

Grandson Kaelan with new addition to the family, Mowgli