Media Practitioner & Consultant
Leslie has over two decades’ experience and expertise in the entertainment industry in Asia, across marketing communications, content curation, channel management, content development and media distribution. His career includes spells at MediaCorp (Kids and Arts Central), Viacom (Nickelodeon Asia Pacific), The Walt Disney Company Southeast Asia and Warner Bros Discovery Asia Pacific.
His roles have included the programming, operations, brand and franchise management, and content direction for the leading brands such as Disney Channel, Disney Junior, Disney XD, Nickelodeon, Nick JR, Pogo, Cartoon Network and Boomerang. He also spearheaded the creation of Mickey Go Local and Tom & Jerry In Singapore, two original animated series that took iconic characters and put them in stories set in Southeast Asia. He was also Executive Producer for the series Lamput for Cartoon Network, which was nominated for an International Emmy Award for Best Animated Series in 2019.
His latest projects have taken him back to his first love – Marvel Comics – with the curation and conceptualization of two exhibitions – Marvel Universe: The World Outside Your Window, a retrospective of 85 years of Marvel Comics, held in Bangkok; and Avengers: Beyond Earth’s Mightiest, celebrating the 60th anniversary of Marvel’s The Avengers at the Changi Airport Jewel.
He presently volunteers his time mentoring media students in various Singapore-based institutes of higher learning and is a board member of Centre 42, a non-profit arts organisation that documents, promotes and develops playwriting in Singapore.