Meet the team: Leanne Stewart
Leanne joined the KVH team in May 2021, relocating to Tauranga from Wellington.
Prior to taking up the KVH Chief Executive role, Leanne was Deputy Chief Executive at Horticulture NZ and General Manager Process Vegetables New Zealand. Leanne has had previous roles in the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) working in the import regulatory space and the International Plant Protection Convention in Rome.
Leanne is experienced in management of biosecurity risks, having worked in plant health, government, international, and industry organisations. She has held responsibility for biosecurity, food safety, and regulatory portfolios, and has very strong relationships with MPI and other industry groups.