Leanne Coddington is the Chief Executive Officer of Tourism and Events Queensland.
Tourism and Events Queensland is a statutory body of the Queensland Government, and its lead marketing, destination and experience development and major events agency.
Leanne brings broad industry knowledge to the role with more than 30 years’ experience in the tourism industry.
Leanne was previously Group Executive Destination Partnerships, overseeing TEQ’s destination team and partnerships with Queensland’s thirteen regional tourism organisations.
Prior to taking the CEO role, Leanne had responsibility for leading destination and experience development, industry innovation, indigenous tourism, tourism in protected areas, aviation, economics and business attraction.
Leanne first joined Tourism Queensland in 1996 as the Human Resources Manager. She has also held the positions of Executive Director Strategic Services and Executive Director Human Resources.
Leanne’s broad industry experience extends to senior executive responsibilities with the Hyatt Hotel Group, in both Canberra and Melbourne, during the 1980s and 1990s.
With a degree in Business (Hospitality Management) from the University of Queensland, Leanne has considerable operational experience in the hospitality industry.
Leanne is a graduate with the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD).