- 4 November 1939
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
- Advertising practitioner, Author, Community activist, Women's rights activist and Women's rights organiser
- Alternative Names
- Pryke, Leonie Therese (Maiden)
Leonie Christopherson gave up a promising career in advertising to marry into the army. She turned her talent for communication to the service of political and community organisations: the Liberal Party of Australia, and the National Council of Women. She served as president of National Council of Women of Australia from 2003 to 2006 at a time of great change for the association, and her consensual style of leadership provided a secure basis for it to move forward. In 2006, she was made a Member of the Order of Australia, and, in 2013 she was invested as a Dame of Honour in the Order of Saint John of Jerusalem Knights Hospitaller, honouring her for her services to the community.