Illawarra Shoalhaven Joint Organisation
Leanne is Executive Leader Strategic Innovation and Development at Warrigal, an Illawarra based community based not for profit aged care provider with 900 employees providing care and services to more than 2,300 customers in the Illawarra, Southern Highlands and Southern Tablelands regions of NSW. Leanne is responsible for developing strategies to ‘future proof’ Warrigal– new business models, research and development, entrepreneurship, stakeholder engagement, community relations and partnerships, commissioning new developments and so on. Before joining Warrigal she has held senior management positions in a range of industry sectors including state and federal government. Leanne has been a passionate advocate for our region being: a current member of the Property Council’s Illawarra Committee; a Board Member of Regional Develop Australia’s Illawarra Board for 6 years; Chair of Leadership Illawarra Program’s Steering Committee; and Member of the Advisory Council to the NSW Minister for Ageing and Disability Services/Minister for the Illawarra. Leanne’s qualifications include a Bachelor of Arts Degree majoring in Business and Geography, a Graduate Diploma in Adult Education, a Masters of Education; and PhD level research in inter-organisational change. Leanne enjoys feeling connected to her home town of Kiama where she raised her two adult children and enjoys giving back to the Illawarra community through her volunteering work with Community Cancer Link.
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