Leonie Phillips is Director of Research and Thought Leadership at CPA Ontario. Leonie has spent two decades developing and publicising research and ideas around the world. Most recently she worked as chief of staff to a research fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. Prior to moving to North America, Leonie produced editorial content and events for The Economist Group in Hong Kong and London. She founded and later sold a thought leadership agency in Sydney, Australia and has held public affairs and communications roles at a public policy think-tank, a cancer clinical trials centre and in book publishing. For a number of years Leonie produced and presented a radio program on books and writing and she holds a Master of Bioethics (Hons) from Sydney University.