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 very bright, committed and most dedicated and insightful colleague I had the pleasure to connect regularly. Coming from a diferente background and culture, I have to admit we connect so well that in our monthly interactions I always learn something new. His knowledge of the PR, Media and Communications is excellent which leads me to recommend him highly!

Patricia Fernandes – Director, Central Marketing, Public Relations & Communications, Microsoft Portugal

Leigh has proven himself a competent leader when decisions are needed. His proactive style and quick feet inspire those who are working with him to pick up the same pace towards the ultimate goal. He has a lot to offer off work too; with his deep conversations and quirky insights. All in all, his ability to empower others would probably be the key takeaway from my time working with him.

Rezza Mohd Ariff – Communications Advisor, Shell

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Contact

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