Leanne Harwood is IHG’s Managing Director, Australasia & Japan, responsible for the operations, growth and performance of more than 85 hotels. She is an unapologetically colourful Kiwi, renowned throughout the hospitality industry for her vision, energy and ‘fierce’ conversations – not to mention her powerful laugh. Leanne has more than 20 years’ experience in the hospitality industry with over a decade at IHG, living in Australia, New Zealand, Vietnam and French Polynesia along the way. She is a relentless globetrotter, avid reader and wannabe wine connoisseur.