Meet Leigh Priestley
Posted 22 Mar 17
What was your first job?
At a supermarket while at high school. I heard that beep of the scanner in my sleep for about 2 years.
If you could have dinner with one person, dead or alive, who would it be and where would you take them?
Dave Grohl. He has been in 2 of the most seminal rock bands of our time (Nirvana/Foo Fighters), is an activist and philanthropist, and seems like a cool guy that would share some pretty amazing stories. I’d take him to Bouley in NYC, as selfishly that’s on my bucket list.
Name three words to describe yourself:
Passionate, loyal, impulsive
What do you love most about your job?
Never a dull moment! I love watching people grow and develop to become their best selves, and seeing my team turning opportunities into success gives me the most happiness. I love that we help our clients make the best of their financial situation to give them a better life.
Do you have a career highlight so far?
I’ve had many great moments – but for me it is kicking the smaller, more consistent goals that have given me a sense of purpose and fulfilment during my career. Returning to professional services after spending some time in the thoroughbred industry was a bit of a jolt but it is where I seem to belong.