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Meet Leigh Priestley

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.


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