Hello – my name is Leigh. For over 20 years, I have built a track record for impact-driven strategic marketing communications leadership with a passion for “Building Influential Brands To Influence The World”.

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About Me

Hi, I’m Leigh! I have built a track record with over 20 years as an impact-focused global Communications and Public Affairs leader with a passion for building influential brands that influence the world.

This passion began early in college when I discovered the classical study of rhetoric. Since then, the study of how effective communications (whether a word, picture, idea or action) can persuade an audience (whether individuals, groups or even nations) towards a particular response continues to fascinate me to this day. It’s been my lifelong pursuit to study what I call, “the art and science of Influence” (in all its fair and foul forms!).

I am currently the Asia-Pacific Director of Communications at Stripe. As part of the regional leadership team, I am building and leading the Stripe communications function to shape the company’s narrative and reputation across Asia Pacific. My responsibilities include corporate, product, B2B, internal and policy communications across multiple countries and market maturity.

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Updates

Last Week Tonight: Sponsored Content

It’s been wryly observed that people are tuning in more to comedy shows for news. Well, John Oliver’s Last Week Tonight is a great example and this segment on “Sponsored Content” is especially pertinent for us communications and media professionals (Video NSFW – language). Let’s call Sponsored Content what it truly is: monetizing one’s integrity … Continue reading Last Week Tonight: Sponsored Content

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Endorsements

I’ve been fortunate to have worked with amazing people. Some of them have very kind things to say about me.

 

Leigh is a seasoned communications practitioner with an open, direct style of leadership and a bias for action. He is able to assess difficult issues with a multi-disciplinary perspective – and shows great judgement, speed & decisiveness in driving towards meaningful solutions for a way forward. Leigh has a collaborative working style, believes in the power of ideas over hierarchy and is extremely strong at building authentic, meaningful relationships with internal and external stakeholders. I have enjoyed working with him – and continue to value his insights, perspectives and counsel as a business partner.

Suyash Sarwate – Head of Regional Operations: Trust & Safety

Leigh is a proactive and creative communications professional. He delivered consistently in his role at Shell which covered a wide range of skills from managing issues to handling the local media. He was always happy to go the extra mile to make sure the content was delivered on time and to a high standard. Leigh was a key member of my team in Malaysian (and APAC) team; he will be sadly missed. Good luck with your next move and welcome to Singapore!

Traci Alford – VP External Relations APAC, Shell

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Contact

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