Olive joined Leuka in 2012 to work with founder the late Professor John Goldman. She was previously Director and Chief Health Advisor at the International Business Leaders Forum, where she led a global nutrition initiative. Olive was Corporate Affairs Director with The Prince's Foundation and held senior positions within the UK’s National Health Service. She has worked for the government on several public health campaigns including HIV/AIDS, smoking and coronary heart disease. She is a social scientist and a graduate of Cambridge University's programme for industry.