She wanted to join the army when she was younger and is now the chief executive of Motherwell Football Club.
But Leeann Dempster's early career was with media planning and buying agency, then known as Feather Brooksbank, now Carat Scotland.
And as a Q&A in today's Scotsman newspaper reveals, the world of media buying was clearly to her liking.
When asked what her first senior job was, she replies: “Account manager for a media planning agency called Feather Brooksbank (now Carat Scotland). I loved it, hugely pressured but gave me a great grounding within various sectors.”