I had the pleasure of working with Leigh while building our UberEATS business in Singapore. Leigh was a fantastic partner every step of the way, ensuring he was across our business goals and then bringing an impressive amount of creativity to our communications strategy and execution. Leigh’s originality coupled with his deep understanding of the Singaporean media landscape ensured our messaging was consistently on-point while being delivered in uniquely interesting ways.
I have had the pleasure of working with Leigh when he led Comms for Malaysia.
In an environment of urgent decision-making, Leigh was a voice for calm. This really helped in times of press and regulatory scrutiny.
Another quality which helped the Malaysian team was Leigh’s good relationship with members of the industry. This resourceful nature gave the team confidence that in all things comms, Leigh would always have our back.
Leigh has been an excellent colleague and a key member of our Comms team. He is strategic and insightful and I’ve very much valued his partnership.
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!