Lesley Rideout

Director, Communications and Public Engagement

Lesley is responsible for external engagement, transparency and communications, media relations, and the C-NLOPB’s digital and social media presence. She has been involved in the delivery of many successful events and forums since joining the C-NLOPB in 2008, initially as a Public Relations Coordinator and then as Communications Lead. Lesley assumed her current role as Director, Communications and Public Engagement in 2022.

Lesley holds a B.A. from Mount Allison University, an Advanced Diploma of Public Relations from the Nova Scotia Community College and in 2022 completed the Advanced Leadership Program at Memorial University’s Gardiner Center.

A former varsity athlete, Lesley continues to be heavily involved in soccer as a volunteer with the Feildian’s Athletic Association and as a player in the women’s soccer league in St. John’s. She is a frequent volunteer at her children’s school and volunteers with the Kids East Smart Breakfast Club as well as the St. John’s Legends Swim Club. For a number of years, Lesley had the privilege of working as a Wish Granter with the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Canada, where she acted as a liaison between several incredible Newfoundland and Labrador Wish recipients, their families and the foundation. In 2011, Lesley was honoured to be a recipient of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Canada, Volunteer Spirit Award.

Lesley lives in Outer Cove with her husband, two young children and one very energetic puppy.