Leona has long been involved in responsible public procurement, initially as a director of the non-profit organization Nová ekonomika. Since 2014, she has been head of the Public Procurement Department at the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, where she also leads the socially responsible public procurement project. She can see the potential for public procurement in the strategic procurement that she is currently working on. Leona studied international relations and European studies at Masaryk University in Brno. For eight years she worked at the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports, where, amongst other duties, as Head of the EU Affairs Department she represented the Czech Republic in the European Union and chaired the Education Committee of the Council of the European Union.