Head of Real Assets, Macquarie Asset Management
Leigh is Head of Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA). Based in London, he leads a team of more than 550 people globally and is focused on supporting the growth of the business across new sectors and markets. He is an active investment committee member for many of the division’s funds.
Leigh was previously the Head of EMEA for the division, where he was responsible for managing the team and overseeing investments in that region. In that role, Leigh successfully established new European infrastructure funds, oversaw the acquisition and divestment of numerous businesses, as well as acquired and developed new platforms.
Prior to his role as Head of EMEA, Leigh was the Global Chief Operating Officer for the division, where he worked closely with senior leadership on business development initiatives, global business strategy, and other strategic initiatives including M&A activity.
Leigh joined Macquarie in 2002 in Sydney, before relocating to London in 2003, where he was an integral part of a team which established Macquarie Asset Management’s first three European infrastructure funds and played a key role in a significant number of acquisitions for those funds.
Leigh is also a Board Member of Islington Giving, one of Macquarie Group’s charitable partners which focuses on contributing towards social challenges faced in the London borough of Islington.
Leigh holds a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Commerce from Macquarie University, Australia.