Leanne Hobbs

Leanne Hobbs

BSc (Hons)

Chief Executive Officer

Leanne has over 20 years’ experience in the pharmaceutical and vaccine industry both locally and internationally, and is based in Adelaide Australia. Starting her career as a NH&MRC Research Associate in Adelaide, she went on to begin her industry career at GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), London working in regulatory affairs and holding roles with increasing responsibility in health economics, pricing, new product and launch planning before moving into brand and commercial leadership roles within GSK Australia. Leanne then went on to become the global commercial lead for GSK’s largest vaccine franchise (DTP, Neisseria and Polio vaccines), based in Belgium and finally the global general manager for GSK’s HPV vaccine business where she oversaw the R&D, manufacturing, medical and commercial activities across all major global markets and with a range of government and NGO stakeholders. Prior to joining Sementis, Leanne was an Independent Consultant to industry and research organisations as well as a volunteer in the MassChallenge start-up accelerator programmes in Boston, Switzerland, and Australia. Leanne holds a BSc (Hons) from the University of Adelaide.