The Honourable Leonne Theodore-John was elected Speaker of the House of Assembly in Saint Lucia on 12th July 2016 following the General Elections of 6th June 2016 under the United Workers Party led Administration. She previously served as President of the Senate of Saint Lucia from April 2010 to December 2011.
The Honourable Madam Speaker holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Wolverhampton, England and a Post Graduate Diploma in Law from the University of Northumbria, United Kingdom. She is a member of the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn, having been admitted to the Bar of England and Wales in July 2005. She was later admitted to the Bar of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court in Saint Lucia in September 2005.
In her professional life, the Hon. Madam Speaker has acquired extensive experience in several areas of law, and is a Partner and Head of Intellectual Property of the Law Firm Nicholas John & Co., which she founded with her husband in 1993.
She is a graduate of the Women’s Campaign School at Yale University and also holds a Certificate in Elections Campaign and Campaign Skills from Yale. She served as Vice President of Women In Action (WIA), the Women’s Arm of the United Workers Party from 2006 to 2009.
Mrs. Theodore-John has also served for three years on the Board of Directors of the Development Control Authority of Saint Lucia, and served as a Commissioner on the Constituencies Boundaries Commission of Saint Lucia.