Leanne is the Deputy Chief Executive Officer at Horticulture New Zealand and has over ten years experience working in plant health for government, international and industry organisations.  In her current role Leanne is responsible for overseeing the food safety, biosecurity, agrichemicals and adverse events portfolios, which includes working at the technical, policy and strategic levels. Leanne enjoys working collaboratively with like-minded groups and organisations to achieve better outcomes across the horticulture sector and primary industries. A key part of this is understanding the risks and opportunities for the sector and planning how to support the growth in a safe, sustainable and ethical way.