Leanne Heywood is an executive and leader with over 25 years of corporate experience in the mining sector, including 10 years with Rio Tinto. Her experience includes strategic marketing, business finance and compliance and she has led organisational restructures, disposals and acquisitions. Ms Heywood also has significant experience in complex cross-cultural negotiations and international customer and stakeholder relationship management (including governments, communities and investment partners). She holds a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) from Charles Sturt University and an MBA from the Melbourne Business School, University of Melbourne. She is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and CPA Australia. Ms Heywood is a senior marketing executive of Inenco Industrial Services, a non-executive director for the Australian Meat Processor Corporation, and a member of the NSW Council for Women’s Economic Opportunity.