Kia orana. As the events & engagement lead at Hospice Marlborough, Leigh oversees events, fundraising, business donations & partnership, community engagement and marketing.
Originally from Auckland and proud of her multi-cultural background of Cook Island, French Polynesian, Scottish and Irish descent, Leigh’s career journey has spanned a range of industries and roles, including sales & marketing, corporate affairs & sustainable communities, and senior leadership roles across multiple organisations. She has also run her own PR consultancy and with over three decades of experience within the international travel sector she has also operated her own retail travel agency.
A devoted dog mum and animal lover, Leigh moved to Marlborough in 2016 with her husband to enjoy the wonderful lifestyle Marlborough has to offer and is supercharged by creating, stretching the mind with new ideas, collaborating with others and hoping to leave a little sparkle wherever she goes.
Having had friends and relatives receive Hospice care, most recently her father, Leigh feels privileged to have the incredible opportunity to represent Hospice Marlborough and is committed to the mission of elevating awareness and facilitating funding opportunities that enable the delivery of high-quality specialist palliative care services across the Marlborough region.