Leanne is the Chief Innovation Officer and Chief Information Officer at AUSTRAC, and leads the Analytics, Innovation, Development, Information and Infrastructure teams. Her remit is to ensure that advanced analytics and customer service capability is in place to enable AUSTRAC to innovate, working closely with industry and partners. She leads advanced innovation for AUSTRAC for both processes and products. She joined AUSTRAC in November 2015 to deliver the Fintel Alliance, a ground breaking public private partnership. Formerly CIO and Chief Digital Officer at the Office of the Fair Work Ombudsman, she has extensive experience in the private sector in financial services, property and legal information and services.
She has delivered transformation across both private and public sectors in digital services and delivery, governance, ICT, marketing and communications, business processes and web science. Leanne chaired the Public Sector Best Practices – Regulatory Frameworks and Implementation Committee at the Global Government AI Roundtable Summit in Dubai in 2018. Her team was awarded a 2018 Public Sector Innovation Award for the inaugural ASEAN-Australia Codeathon, Australia’s first ever intelligence Codeathon.
She is actively engaged in digital literacy initiatives through the Web Science Community and has co-developed a series of education workshops on digital for executives. She speaks frequently on the challenges of understanding digital disruption and how to address it.