Leanne Harwood is IHG’s Managing Director, Australasia & Japan.
Leanne is an unapologetically colourful Kiwi, renowned throughout the hospitality industry for her vision, energy and ‘fierce’ conversations – not to mention her powerful laugh.
Appointed in January 2018, Leanne is responsible for the operations, growth and performance of more than 80 hotels in Australasia and Japan.
She 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. Before her current role, she was VP of IHG’s operations in South East Asia and Korea, overseeing the operations and performance of 60+ hotels in that region.
Leanne is a relentless globetrotter, avid reader and wannabe wine connoisseur