Leanne was appointed Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Governance and Compliance and a member of the Executive Board of Nestlé S.A. on August 1, 2019. Prior to that Leanne had been the Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer of Royal Dutch Shell plc from 2014 to 2019, having joined Shell Canada in 2003. At Shell, she held the positions of Associate General Counsel, Oil Products, Group Legal Services Co-ordinator, and Associate General Counsel, Heavy Oil and Head of Legal - Canada. Prior to joining Shell, Leanne had been in-house counsel for international, publicly listed companies in the banking (Royal Bank of Canada), mining (Rio Algom Limited) and manufacturing (Alcan Aluminium Limited) sectors. Leanne is a member of the board of directors of Holcim Ltd., a member of the board of the directors of the CEELI Institute o.p.s. based in Prague whose mission is advancing the rule of law and Treasurer of the Swiss American Chamber of Commerce.
Leanne has been an active volunteer in the areas of mental illness and diversity and inclusion.
Born and raised in Canada, Leanne holds a B.A. from the University of Alberta and a LL.B. from the Université de Montréal.