Leanne manages a portfolio of grants in East Africa and Central Asia. She supports the team in establishing and maintaining effective partnerships with a variety of foundations. She also works with agencies across AKDN to identify and pursue new funding opportunities.
Leanne joined the UK office after working for Oxford Policy Management where she supported the coordination and management of a UK-funded multi-country programme. She has also previously held business development roles, where she developed proposals for institutional donors, as well as a range of foundations including the Big Lottery Fund and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. She brings experience of managing complex programmes, including reporting, contracting and compliance aspects, as well as resource mobilisation processes for a range of donors. Leanne holds a BA in History of Art and International Politics from the University of Nottingham.