Diploma of Teaching (Secondary)
Corporate Director, Australian Council on Children and the Media
Vice-President, Management Committee, Basic Rights Queensland
Member – Industrial Relations Society of Queensland
Member – Australian Institute of Company Directors
Leah was appointed to director in March 2019 to fill a casual vacancy. Leah has worked in a range of primary and secondary schools, in metropolitan, rural and remote communities, before her appointment as assistant secretary at the Queensland Teachers’ Union. Leah has fulfilled the roles of Women’s Officer at the QTU, Strategy and Policy Officer at the Queensland Council of Unions, and is currently Research Officer – Professional Issues. During her 25 years of working for the union movement, she has an extensive history of providing timely advice, assistance and advocacy to QTU members as well as her strong representation of member views in a variety of education forums. Leah is highly respected by key education stakeholders such as the Queensland College of Teachers, the Department of Education and the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority. Her experience as corporate director on the ACCM board, and the management committees of QWWS and BRQ, as well as regularly acting in a senior officer roles at the QTU, has provided her with a wealth of experience in corporate governance, strategic planning, and enhanced her skills in negotiation and advocacy. She greatly values the opportunity to represent QTU members on the board of TUH.