Leanne is the CHRO and executive committee member of parent company Vodafone.
Leanne Wood has been appointed to the Vodacom Group broad as a non-executive director to replace Michael Joseph, who stepped down from the Board with effect from 24 July 2019.
Leanne is the CHRO of parent company Vodafone, which she joined on 1 April 2019. She is responsible for leading Vodafone’s people and organisation strategy which includes developing strong talent and leadership, effective organisations, strategic capabilities and an engaging culture and work environment. Prior to her current role, she was the Chief People, Strategy and Corporate Affairs Officer for Burberry Plc and, over the years, has held a number of senior executive positions including Group HR director for Diageo Plc and in strategy and finance for Allied Domecq, LEK Consulting and United Distillers.
Leanne holds an MBA from INSEAD and a Master of Arts from the University of Cambridge. In addition to her role on the Vodacom board, she is also currently serving as a non-executive director and member of the nomination, remuneration and audit committees of the Go-Ahead Group Plc.