Dr Leanne Gibbs has worked in the early childhood education and community sector for over 35 years and now works in the University sector in the early childhood space. She has a PhD in ECE leadership, along with qualifications in education, public policy, politics, leadership and management, and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Leanne’s roles have included teacher and director of ECE programs, adviser and manager with local, state and federal government, lecturer within higher education institutions and principal researcher. She has managed professional development programs for major providers and was Chief Executive Officer of an Australian sector peak.
Leanne is an active member of not-for-profit Boards and advisory groups on ECE workforce. She is an author, researcher, and podcaster. Her research interests are leadership, management and governance and their influence upon social justice and ECEC quality