Leanne Wood

Chief People and Corporate Affairs Officer, Burberry

Biography

Leanne Wood joined Burberry in November 2015 as Chief People and Corporate Affairs Officer, where she is responsible for leadership of the Strategy, Legal, Corporate Affairs and Human Resources functions for Burberry globally. Prior to this, Leanne worked for Diageo PLC from 2000 to October 2015, where she became Group Human Resources Director in 2013. Between 1997 and 1999 Leanne worked at Allied Domecq PLC as Group Strategy Analyst and then Finance Manager, US Retailing. From 1995 to 1997 Leanne was an Associate Consultant at LEK Consulting and from 1994 to 1995 she held the position of Marketing Strategy Analyst at United Distillers, Guinness plc.

Leanne graduated from the University of Cambridge in 1994 with an M.A. in Law and Economics. Leanne also completed an MBA (Louis Franck Scholarship) at INSEAD.

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