Serving business and cultural audiences

Worldwide since 1929

Who we are

The Leigh Bureau is a premium speakers bureau serving business and sophisticated cultural audiences worldwide. We exclusively represent some of the world's most prominent leaders and personalities in a wide range of fields: business and economics, politics and public life, science and technology, entertainment and the arts. We specialise in speakers of substance — people who are thought leaders in their fields who offer the best in platform performance and valuable content.

Our Businesses

The Leigh Bureau is the flagship firm of the Leigh Group, which includes five related enterprises. Three are speakers bureaus that have been separately formed to better serve the global speaking market. The Leigh Bureau serves audiences in North America. Leigh Bureau Limited serves Europe, India, Australia and New Zealand, the Middle East and Africa. Leigh Bureau International serves Latin America, Asia and other parts of the globe.

Our History

The Leigh Bureau is the longest-established premium speakers bureau in the world. The business was founded in 1929 by W. Colston Leigh, the father of our current chairman, Bill Leigh. Since then, we have represented some of the world’s top speakers and public personages, such as Boris Yeltsin and Eleanor Roosevelt before she was even First Lady. We’ve also helped to shape the industry itself over the decades and we have made significant contributions to the wider culture.

Our Offerings

Key notes

As a speakers bureau, we specialise in matching audiences with the speakers who can add the most value to your event, with keynotes of varying lengths to fit any slot in your agenda, with or without a Q&A. But that's not all we offer.


We also represent a number of people who are seasoned moderators and facilitators, who can lead a single panel discussion or MC an entire event and help you design your program. They combine depth in their area, often knowing as much about the topic they are moderating as do the other members of the discussion, with great people skills and experience at keeping things on track and in service to the strategic goals of the event.

Seminars & Workshops

A single keynote not enough depth for your audience? Many of our speakers will develop a customized program of greater length — half-day, full-day or multiple days — or a follow-up break-out session on the topic of their keynote.

Advisory services, Management Consulting & Executive Coaching

Beyond the expanded program for a given event, many of our speakers also offer advisory services, management consulting or executive coaching custom-designed to meet specific strategic needs. Through Leigh Advisory Services, we would be happy to discuss how we might create such a relationship with the leaders of your organisation.

Our Offices

Located Worldwide.
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