Leon was appointed Deputy Under Treasurer, Queensland Treasury in May 2020 with responsibility for economic, fiscal and commercial policy.
Leon’s appointment came after 13 years with the Institutional Banking & Markets division of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia where he held senior leadership positions both domestically and internationally. These roles included Head of Institutional Banking & Markets Queensland; General Manager Government, Health, Education & Social Infrastructure; and between 2016 and 2020, CEO & Managing Director, Americas, leading the bank’s operations in North America.
His resume includes periods with the Australian Government’s Department of Finance, the Australian National Audit Office, Queensland Treasury, the Queensland Department of Premier & Cabinet, as Senior Economic Advisor in the Offices of the Queensland Premier & Minister for Trade and the Queensland Treasurer and with energy retailer and distributor Ergon Energy. His policy and program experience includes budget formulation, program evaluation, energy policy, government owned corporations, major projects, and major asset sales.
He holds degrees from Griffith University and the Crawford School of Government & Economics at the Australian National University.