As general manager of the Bangkok office, Leigh oversees a creative team developing content for a variety of clients.
Prior to joining the world of content, he worked as a journalist for 21 years, reporting on everything from sports, to the crime beat, to national politics in Australia. In 1999, Leigh received a journalism scholarship and spent six months studying in Yogyakarta in Indonesia. This was followed by stints as a reporter, editor and Bureau Chief in Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam for The Associated Press and Dow Jones Newswires/Wall Street Journal.
After bidding farewell to journalism, Leigh joined PRISM (Public Relations & International Sports Marketing), leading a team of content/communications specialists in Thailand, China and India as Managing Editor of the Ford Asia Pacific and Africa Content Factory, providing communications support for Ford across 11 markets.
What did you want to be when you grew up?
An Air Force pilot. But when that plan wasn’t going in the right direction, I set my eyes on journalism.
What do you most value in your colleagues?
The ability to laugh.
What’s your most treasured possession?
I’m a huge Australian rules football fan, and in particular the Collingwood Football Club. In the early 1980s, a friend of my dad’s won a football autographed by the entire team, but because he wasn’t a fan he decided to give it to me as a gift. I still remember opening the front door of our house and being handed this football, it was amazing! The football has followed me ever since, and now sits proudly in my house in Bangkok.
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