Leanne started her career as an accountant in 1986, she trained whilst working and became qualified in 1991. Leanne then made the transition into IT, as she had a passion for business transformation using technology and software. Leanne then pursued a corporate career in IT, undertaking many different roles, from Project Manager, Business Analyst and Head of Business System. In 2007, Leanne decided to leave the corporate world and set up her own business Evolve-IT Consulting Limited (Evolve) a Bespoke Software Development Company, which she grew to >£2m before her exit in 2020. In 2018 Leanne, set up e-bate Limited the supplier of a SaaS Intelligent Rebate Management solution with the vision of being recognised at the SaaS leader in intelligent rebate management.