Finance and Administration Manager
Leanne grew up in the bushveld on a family farm near Thabazimbi, where her passion for animals and nature conservation was born. She matriculated from St Mary’s DSG in 2004, and completed her BRek Honours at Stellenbosch University.
Thereafter she moved to Johannesburg where she lived for 3 years while doing her articles at Deloitte and Touche. Once she had qualified as a Chartered Accountant, Leanne was seconded to Deloitte Milwaukee in the United States, where she performed audit work for 3 months before travelling around the Americas. She then worked for a few months on the family farm where she was involved in managing the rhino, buffalo, roan and sable herds on an administrative and practical level.
In March 2014, Leanne continued her career in finance by working for Janssen South Africa (affiliate of Johnson and Johnson) where she performed various financial management activities and was involved in the implementation of a new financial system.
Leanne was appointed as Finance and Administration Manager of Welgevonden Game Reserve in May 2015.