About Me

Leigh is originally from the United Kingdom but has spent the vast majority of his post-education years living and working abroad. Shortly after completing his education, he left his home country for Greece, where he enjoyed the Mediterranean life as a fine artist for four years. Leigh later moved to Prague, Czech Republic where he joined Mckinsey & Company and continued to live in the city of a hundred spires for another five years. From a very young age, Leigh has been passionate about protecting wildlife and in 2013, he left the comforts of a corporate lifestyle to pursue his dreams. He ventured to South Africa, where he obtained his nature guiding license and later went on to lead safaris through big-five game reserves and national parks across southern and eastern Africa. It was during his travels throughout sub-Saharan Africa that Leigh discovered the humanitarian non-profit organisation, The Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village (ASYV). In 2014 he joined a one-year fellowship and proudly served as mentor, or, "cousin", to sixteen teenage boys in addition to his professional role as Informal Education fellow. Leigh went on to lead the organisation's communications and development with the responsibility of developing an effective strategy to promote and increase the visibility of the ASYV to its partners, donors, and to the general public. In the years that Leigh spent living and working in Rwanda he experienced some of the most powerful and profound moments of his life. He is now passionate about using his writing, design, and photography skills to help non-profit organisations that share his values and ethos.