Date of birth
Walsall-born Leigh joined the club’s Board of Directors in 2010 before taking over as Majority Shareholder and Chairman of Walsall Football Club with a 76% Majority Shareholding on 29th July 2019.
A Walsall supporter since childhood, he attended Blue Coat School during his formative years before graduating in business studies and beginning a career in the logistics industry.
He was Operations Director for BRS before moving on to Exel Logistics where he became President of their Automotive division based in the USA followed by a return to Europe as the CEO for Europe. Following an acquisition he then became the CEO for DHL in Mainland Europe before moving on to CEVA Logistics as European President based in both Amsterdam and Zurich.
In 2015, Leigh was appointed Executive Director of CEVA and became President of the Freight Transport Association in 2016; a position he still holds today.