Leanne is Founder and CEO of Everledger and Queensland Chief Entrepreneur. In her role as CEO, she inspires and steers the team of Everledger to increase transparency and trust with technology, in close collaboration with our industry partners. She is a prominent figure in the technology sector. Leanne co-chairs the World Economic Forum’s Global FutureCouncil on the Future of Manufacturing and takes part in the Global FutureCouncil on Blockchain. She also leads workstreams at the Global Blockchain BusinessCouncil, co-chairs the World Trade Board’s Sustainable Trade Action Group, and is on the IBM Blockchain Platform Board of Advisors. Leanne’s awards include the AIMGlobal Allan Gilligan Award 2019, Advance Global Australian Awards 2018 forTechnology Innovation, and Innovator of the Year 2016 and 2018 at the Women inIT Awards (London). In 2018, her entrepreneurial success saw her appointed as the Queensland Chief Entrepreneur in Australia, to develop the state’s startup ecosystem, attract investment and support job creation. She is the first female entrepreneur to hold this position. More recently, Leanne has been appointed to the Global BlockchainBusiness Council as a Regional Ambassador of Australia, an Adjunct Professor in the Institute for Future Environment at the Queensland University of Technology and Blockchain Advisory Board Member of the Organisation for EconomicCooperation and Development (OECD).