Leigh has 20 years of experience working in a variety of technology focused roles including software engineer, product manager, technical consultant and CTO. During this time he has worked with a variety of companies ranging from small startups through to large multi-national organisations.
Leigh currently works as an independent technical consultant helping businesses explore technology and best practices around the publication and use of open data. His clients have included the British Library, CABI, the Institute of Engineering and Technology, Barbican, Ordnance Survey and the Office of National Statistics.
He is also an associate at the Open Data Institute where he has worked on projects with a variety of their members and partners, including Thomson Reuters, the Met Office, Experian, and Syngenta.
Over the last two years, Leigh has also co-ordinated a community run open data initiative in Bath & North East Somerset. The group has been working with local community groups, developers and the council to explore how data lead innovation might benefit the local area.
Leigh is also an experienced author having published articles and training materials for O’Reilly and IBM. He also regularly writes on his blog about open data topics.
He loves building for the web, exploring innovative ways of using open data, and can often be found tinkering with a new dataset he’s just discovered.