Small Business and the New Connected World
As the first member of her family to graduate from university, Minister Leeanne Enoch developed a life-long commitment to education early in her life.
She spent more than a decade as a high school teacher, working in a number of schools in South-East Queensland and in East London, where her passion for community development and social justice grew stronger.
After leaving teaching, Minister Enoch held senior roles in local and state government leading the development and implementation of policies to support some of Queensland’s most at-risk families.
Minister Enoch worked for the Australian Red Cross for almost seven years in leadership roles at the state and national level guiding humanitarian policy and programs to improve the lives of Australia’s most vulnerable.
She is a proud Nunukul/Nughi woman from North Stradbroke Island. She has two teenage sons.
When Minister Enoch won the seat of Algester in the 2015 Election, she became the first Aboriginal woman to be elected to Queensland Parliament.
As a Member of the Queensland Cabinet, Minister Enoch previously held portfolio responsibility for Housing and Public Works, Science and Innovation. Minister Enoch is currently the Minister for Innovation, Science and the Digital Economy and Minister for Small Business.