Leigh is our Deputy Chief Executive and has been with the organisation since 2004

Tell us a bit about yourself

I commenced my career at St Mary’s Psychiatric hospital in Stannington within the social work department; I moved to Northumbria Police Firearms department and then worked in the world of finance including both Northumbria Police and Rolls Royce. I decided to change career path to Human Resources and prior to Children North East worked at John Lewis in Newcastle.

Tell us about your role in Children North East

I am currently the Deputy Chief Executive and have been at Children North East for fourteen years. I’ve had many interesting varied roles within the organisation; in my current role I am responsible for the corporate side of the charity.

It is a hectic interesting job with no two days the same. I am passionate about Children North East especially its mission and values.

How do you spend your time outside work?

I enjoy going to see bands both amateur and professional and would definitely recommend the Foo-fighters live – absolutely fantastic! There is nothing better than a good old mosh pit!

What would you do if you were Prime Minister for the day?

If I was Prime Minister for the day I would do everything in my power to abolish the class system in Britain, I would Poverty Proof the whole country enabling people to freely collaborate without being stigmatised – it would be what you call one busy day at the office!!