“For more that 20 years Leigh has been committed to working with purpose driven organisations to build healthy and sustainable futures. During that time, she has taken on roles of increasing responsibility and breadth – covering all aspects of fundraising across healthcare, medical research, international development and community welfare.”
Following a career in performing arts and education Leigh moved into the non-profit industry managing a large fundraising and public relations team across Singapore and Malaysia. Returning to Australia Leigh’s skills have been developed across community fundraising, events, annual and emergency appeals, corporate partnerships, institutional giving, major gifts, endowment and capital campaigns. Senior executive roles have continued to broaden her capabilities in non-profit management involving all aspects marketing, communications and media.
Leigh has managed fundraising teams in Australia, North America and Southeast Asia. Strong technical knowledge grounded in experience along with a well-developed coaching style supports her in her commitment to help others achieve their full potential. An effective communicator Leigh has spoken at major events, conferences and the national media. Her leadership and governance skills have been developed in a variety of board and committee roles.
Leigh is a Director and Finance & Risk Management Committee member of Act for Peace, a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) and a Fellow of the Fundraising Institute of Australia (FIA)