After 25 years in local government Leon joined the Trading Standards Institute as its chief executive in February 2013. He started his career in Kingston-upon-Thames as a trainee trading standards officer. After qualifying he spent another 8 years working for Kingston before moving to Westminster, where he established 24 hour multi-agency in the West End. In 2003 he moved to Cambridgeshire and enjoyed a successful 10 years managing services such as trading standards, waste management and the environment team. He finished his career at Cambridgeshire as head of supporting businesses and communities, a role that brought a real culture change and focus on what was important to people. Success during his time at Cambridgeshire included winning Beacon Status and the National Business Awards, as well as establishing the first Community Alcohol Partnership and Kick Ash. He also played a key role in Cambridgeshire's Total Places Pilot.
Away from work Leon enjoys village life with his family in Cambridgeshire and helps support a number of local youth organisations. He is a keen sportsman and enjoys most sports.