Lydia is the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Partner of Stewart McKelvey, being called to the Nova Scotia Bar in 1992 and the Ontario Bar in 1994. After seven years as in-house counsel Lydia joined Stewart McKelvey in September 1999. She is recognized in her profession previously being named Top 40 Under 40 by LEXPERT Magazine, and over the years has been noted as a leading corporate-commercial practitioner in a number of legal publications. Lydia gives her time as a member of the board of NetZero Atlantic and Ovarian Cancer Canada. She sits on the U.N.B. Law Dean’s Advisory Council and is also past Chair of the Board of Directors of the QEII Health Sciences Centre Foundation. Lydia is a recipient of The Progress Club’s “Women of Excellence” Award, was named one of the top leading women lawyers in Canada receiving a Lexpert “Zenith Award” and in 2022 was inducted into the Atlantic Business Magazine’s Top 50 CEOs Hall of Fame.