Leo Power is President of L. Power Consulting Inc. a business management and public / government relations entity. He is a graduate of the Kellogg-Schulich Joint MBA program at York University, Toronto and Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois and holds a Masters Degree in Oil and Gas Studies (MOGS) from Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador.
A strong believer in giving back to his community, Leo has served as an Advisory Board Member of the Memorial University’s School of Business and was a member of the Keg Spirit Foundation team that climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro to raise money for deserving charities. Most recently he co-chaired the highly successful Home from the Sea Capital Campaign which established a Sealers Memorial and Interpretation Centre in Elliston NL in the wake of the 100th anniversary of the Great Newfoundland Sealing Disaster. homefromthesea.ca
Leo began his career as an administrator at Memorial University of NL and in 1984 moved to Ottawa to serve as Senior Assistant to the Honourable John C. Crosbie during Mr. Crosbie’s tenure in the federal portfolios of Justice Minister and Attorney General of Canada, Minister of Transport and Minister of International Trade. In 1989 he served as Principal Secretary to the Honourable Tom Rideout, then Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador.
Holding a Masters Degree in Oil and Gas Studies and an entrepreneur by nature, Mr. Power has been an active investor and player in Newfoundland and Labrador’s resource sector leading Ptarmigan Energy to become the single largest license holder in the Western Newfoundland offshore oil and gas region. He is a co-franchisee of The Keg Steakhouse and Bar in St. John’s, NL and Moncton, NB and co-owner of Fog City Restaurant and Bar in St. John’s. He has co-developed four condominium projects in St. John’s, NL including redevelopment of the historic King George V Institute building located on the St. John’s waterfront.
Leo is an avid traveller, mountaineer, ironman tri-athlete and marathon runner. His endeavours have taken him to Tanzania where he summited Mt. Kilimanjaro, to Nepal where he completed the Mount Everest Marathon and to Morocco where he completed the infamous five-day, 202 km Marathon des Sable ultra-marathon.