Leanne Wyvill is an experienced corporate communications professional who helps people in business communicate with confidence. She has built a successful career on influencing audiences in effective ways that add tangible value to existing brands and new commercial opportunities.
Leanne has worked for iconic Queensland health and education services, in the public and private sectors, as well as with numerous start-ups, small businesses and not-for-profits. She now runs Presence Communications – a training and services consultancy which helps organisations communicate effectively and be noticed positively for their efforts, achievements and innovations.
Clients enjoy working with Leanne for her ability to become familiar with their needs quickly and for providing them with sound advice; she has an impressive track record of advising boards and senior executives, particularly with issues management.
Connecting the resources of industry with brilliant minds in the Australian research community, to generate commercial, social, humanitarian and sustainability benefits, gives her particular satisfaction.
Leanne has been a faculty member at QUT and Griffith Universities, guiding undergraduate students in their development of highly sought-after graduate attributes. She has also run ‘boot camps’ and ideas competitions for postgraduate students and postdoctoral academics at The University of Queensland and five other Australian universities, to help them engage effectively with internal and external audiences.
Her own academic achievements include a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from the University of NSW and a Graduate Diploma in Communication Practice (with Distinction) from QUT. Leanne also has a Teachers’ Diploma (Speech and Drama) from Trinity College of Music, London, and is a certified True Colors International facilitator.
Leanne is a co-designer and presenter of the Innovate Queensland program, and an active contributor to Queensland’s innovation ecosystem, sharing her communication, training and facilitation expertise with Firestation 101 and emerging regional hubs. She is currently a member of the board of the Ipswich Chamber of Commerce and Industry.