Amy MacLeod

Vice President, Corporate Affairs and External Communications – Seaspan Shipyards

Amy was named Vice President of Corporate Affairs and External Communications at Seaspan Shipyards in September 2019, bringing over 25 years of communications experience in the technology and defence sectors to the role.

An expert in shaping complex business, financial, and technical developments into global strategic communications and corporate programs, prior to joining Seaspan Amy held a series of executive communications positions. Most recently, Amy served as Vice President, Strategic Communications and Corporate Diversity Officer at Mitel where, as the senior communications executive and spokesperson, Amy had global responsibility for all corporate communications. Prior to joining Mitel, Amy worked in senior communications roles at General Dynamics Canada, Alcatel-Lucent, and Newbridge Networks Corporation. Amy began her career as a political staffer on Parliament Hill.

Amy obtained a Bachelor of Political Science from the University of Waterloo. She has also completed a Certification in Diversity and Inclusion, at Cornell University; and the Executive Development Marketing Program, at Queen’s University. A frequent speaker and moderator, Amy has been invited to share her expertise at many speaking engagements and conferences, including TEDx Kanata.

Amy is based in Ottawa where she serves on the Board of Directors of the Queensway Carleton Hospital Foundation.