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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.