Leanne Kemp is a renowned figure in the technology industry with a strong focus on sustainability. Leanne has a vast list of achievements and has offered her insights to numerous industries as she advocates for a more sustainable future. Most notably, she has put her expertise into action through her role as Chief Executive Officer of Everledger, with aims to increase transparency and trust with technology in close collaboration with industry partners, and her honourary appointment as Chief Sustainability Officer for OpenUK, a cohesive voice for everyone working Open Technology in the UK, influencing legal and policy and promoting the learning of digital and open source skills.
Leanne has studied at the Havard Business School Executive Education Program, Queensland University of Technology, and Griffith University. However, her understanding of the technology sector goes beyond her education. Leanne has delivered multiple keynote addresses across the globe, including Tedx Belgium, which provide major insight into her innovative way of thinking.
Leanne is a highly acclaimed recipient of several prestigious awards that highlight her outstanding achievements. In 2019, she received the AIM Global Allan Gilligan Award, recognising her exceptional contributions. Her groundbreaking work in technology innovation garnered her the Advance Global Australian Awards in 2018. Additionally, she was honoured as the Innovator of the Year in both 2016 and 2018 at the renowned Women in IT Awards in London. Leanne's remarkable entrepreneurial success led to her appointment as the Queensland Chief Entrepreneur in Australia in 2018, where she spearheaded the development of the state's startup ecosystem, attracting investment and facilitating job creation. Notably, she made history as the first female entrepreneur to hold this esteemed position. Her tenure as the Queensland Chief Entrepreneur concluded in December 2020, leaving behind a lasting impact.