A very warm welcome to Leigh who is one of our new Co-Opted NZARH Board Members!


Welcome, Leigh Catley

Wellington-based communications and advocacy specialist Leigh Catley started her career with a decade in journalism, including working for Radio New Zealand, before moving into news media sales, business development and marketing roles with both the New Zealand Press Association and the Australian Press Association in Sydney.

She’s spent the last 15 years working in the primary sector – first with Horticulture New Zealand and more recently with Federated Farmers.

Leigh has significant experience working for associations, including the Employers Association, and understands the power of communications to engage and grow membership.

Her event management experience includes running conferences for Horticulture New Zealand and Federated Farmers, plus the development of the Primary Industries New Zealand Summit in 2019. 

She’s also been involved with the development of primary sector industry events including the Primary Industry Communicators Day and the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists Guild Congress held in New Zealand in 2015. 

Leigh and her business partner Lawrenique Williams own a hair and beauty studio in central Wellington.


Great to have you on board, Leigh!