Cicely Leemhuis

General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer

Cicely joined Zetland as General Counsel in 2022, bringing with her over 20 years experience working in the funds, private equity and credit space, special situations and distressed investing, including contentious situations, enforcements and restructurings, and has worked across asset classes and jurisdictions.

Prior to joining Zetland, Cicely was the general counsel and chief compliance officer of Gemcorp Capital. Before that, she was the deputy general counsel at VTB Capital in London.  During her career she was a Vice President in the Structure Credit Group of JPMorgan and a senior associate at Clifford Chance.  She started her career in Toronto as a banking associate for Goodmans. Cicely holds a BCL and LLB from McGill University Faculty of Law and a BA Honours in History and Political Science from McGill University Faculty of Arts.

Living our Values

‘At school I loved working on theatre productions, both on stage and behind the scenes. Theatre is an intense process of experimentation where new ideas are invited, rigorously tested and modified and if they survive that process, ultimately accepted. This experience taught me lessons I have carried into my career. The first, is that collaboration gives a better result where the journey to get to that result is also more fun. The second lesson is that being able to challenge and to be challenged is vital to avoiding group think and mediocracy. Robust and creative thinking and lively debate ensured a better theatre experience for everyone. At Zetland, our culture of collaboration and challenging discussions helps our decision making and drive to deliver for all our stakeholders.’