Kudos

I’ve had the privilege of working with many talented individuals across companies, industries, countries and cultures. Here’s what they have to say about their experience working with me.

(For a complete list of recommendations and endorsements I have received, please visit my LinkedIn profile.)

Leigh’s greatest strength is his ability to connect business priorities with external stakeholder perspectives and develop an integrated engagement plan to support. He is a trusted advisor to leaders in every sense of the word. In his short time at Shell, he quickly earned the respect of our leaders and is responsible for embedding a step change in our media relations approach.
He is creative and passionate and an asset to every team he either leads or contributes to.

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Cynthia Alexander – General Manager, External Relations, Shell Malaysia

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

Leigh will be a valuable asset to any organisation because he is able to clearly identify and implement the overall strategic objectives that are required. He also has good leadership skills and is passionate in ensuring that the team is aligned with the same vision. He has consistently demonstrated his ability as a well-rounded professional who easily adapts to new ideas and challenges. In short, he will make a positive contribution to the company he works in!

Ng Siew Yen – Communications Production Services Advisor, Shell

I thought myself fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with Leigh through a project at Shell. His vast knowledge, quick analytical skills and assertiveness made for really good project management capability. I find it particularly inspiring that he’s able to keep up the passion & interest for the work that he does and translate them into real impact. One of the things that I really enjoyed about working with Leigh is that he constantly empowers people to push their limits for growth.

Phoebe Ha Yen Phuong – Business Analyst, Shell

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

At Shell, I know Leigh as our regional issues management lead. He has all the qualities of a very clever “high po”: he is able to look across the region and spot links between different reputational risks; describe them individually and collectively; and finally say why it’s imperative we address them. He always has a lot to do, but his mind always appears crystal clear. If you are seeking a man with high capacity and not destined to churn out briefs, PowerPoint slides, bios; talking points and a lifetime of niggly tasks, Leigh is the one.

Jason Leow – General Manager, External Relations, Shell Singapore

Knowledgeable, passionate, and enthusiastic – 3 words that best describe Leigh, from working with him. If you are looking for someone with a creative mind who is also a good strategist; well, look no further!

Nadia Samat – External Relations Project Advisor, Shell

Leigh is an experienced PR practitioner. He has an intrinsic understanding of the value of proactive communications and the importance of targeting messages when engaging different stakeholders.

Mavis Kuek – Senior External Relations Advisor, Group Issues Management, Shell

Leigh is a quick learner and highly motivated to learn. He isn’t content to just stay within his comfort zone but always seeks to relate his efforts to the broader, strategic objectives. He strongly believes that, to be successful in his role, he must have deeper understanding of other areas of the business, instead of just focusing on communications alone. You will find his energy contagious!

Wong Hong Zhou – Country Controller / Finance Director, Shell Malaysia

I am glad to have worked with Leigh during my tenure at Microsoft. He has proven himself to be a person who has the ability to blend strategic insight with creative flair. We have engaged on several key PR & marketing activities to build and change perception. Throughout these engagements, I have found him to demonstrate a strong discipline in linking back to our overall business priorities. He is passionate and great to work with, and I believe he would be a great asset for any organization he works for.

Mohit Pande – Enterprise Country Manager, Google