Leigh-Anne Stradeski has been Chief Executive of Eureka! The National Children’s Museum for the past 15 years. Prior to that she was Executive Director of the London Regional Children’s Museum in London, Ontario for seven years and held senior level positions in communications, marketing and fundraising in the tertiary health care and higher education sectors. She holds an MPA from the University of Western Ontario and a BA from the University of Alberta.
Leigh-Anne has held positions on boards and advisory committees in arts, culture and museums on both sides of the Atlantic. She is a board member of the Association of Science and Discovery Centres – UK, a member of the partnership board of Sheffield University’s Centre for the Study of Childhood and Youth, and an advisor to the Save Childhood movement. She is Immediate Past-President of Hands-On International (the European association of children’s museums) and a past trustee of the Association of Children’s Museums. Leigh-Anne was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Education from Leeds Beckett University in 2014 and an Inspiration Award from Calderdale Community College in 2010.