Managing Director & Founder of

    Leila McKenzie Associates

    Leila was born in Hong Kong and holds a 1st Class Honors Degree in International Business and Business and Management Studies from highly regarded British Universities. She was awarded the RWR Award for the highest performing student in her graduating year. Leila has had a uniquely entrepreneurial career since graduation, including working on multiple contract assignments within events management and corporate promotions for businesses such as Nestle, Coca Cola and Unilever.

    She also founded and opened her own tearoom in York prior to working in executive search for several privately-owned organisations prior to establishing her own business.

    In addition to running Leila McKenzie Associates, Leila is also the UK’s Northern Director for Winmark Global, a C-suite peer-to-peer learning organisation and one of the key Executive Committee Members for the Institute of Directors (IOD) North West, where she is instrumental in advising on Diversity & Inclusion policies.

    Leila is also a strong advocate of the 30% Club and Hampton Alexander Review. She brings considerable cross-sector experience as a dynamic thinker in use of specialised and innovative sourcing strategies, tied to business strategy which allows her to ensures results can be maximised.

    Leila is particularly keen opassionate about promoting diversity and inclusion at leadership level having come from a diverse background herself. Evidence points to the fact that diverse groups make better, faster decisions with less bias and groupthink, and are more creative and innovative. This knowledge and experience has driven Leila to bring businesses and talented individuals together to build high-performing, fantastically diverse senior teams. 

    Leila regularly hosts high-profile events to support charitable causes that she is passionate about. Such events include “Celebrating Diverse and Inclusive Leaders”, “Women in Leadership in the Food & Drink Industry” and “Diversity at the top of the food chain”.


Leila McKenzie Associates works closely with a number of key partners that share our passion for personal service.

Our partners are selected for their unique expertise which allows us to partner with the most relevant expert for each bespoke project we are assigned to 


    Strengths coach and talent consultant.

    Coaching women returning to work or
    making a career change and supporting employers through line manager or returnee workshops.
    High potential strategy. Career pivots and transitions.

  • Lord Mark Price 

    Workplace Happiness Consultant  

    Employee Engagement, Business Transformation.  Specialising in increasing happiness throughout organisaions to optimise performance and drive impactful and positive cultural change


    Leadership Coach, Author & Speaker

    Motivational Speaker & Leadership Coach. Topic Specialisms include: Team Evolution, Impactful Me
    Shifting Attitudes and Creating Dynamic Change, Authentic Leadership, Personal Evolution, 
    Coaching Others. 


    Executive & Leadership Coach, On-boarding & Strategy Consultant 

    Executive coaching, focusing on purpose, confidence, behavioral change and action! Strategy planning and leadership team facilitation. 

    Ongoing business and strategic advisory services. 


    HR & Organisation Design Consultant

    Strategic Workforce Planning, Succession Planning, Organisation Design and Implementation. Development of Future Leadership Teams. Programme Design for: On boarding, Team Building and Talent Management.


    Mentor & Business Transformation Consultant 

    Diversity and Inclusion, Career Transitioning Coach, Mentor, Procurement Consultant and Business Cultural Change and Transformation Specialist.  

  • Tim Petransky

    Leadership development; training, teams, groups and individual coaching. 

    Diversity & Inclusion specialist, helping organisations develop values and transformational culture.  



Leila is passionate about charitable causes having given much of her time to various charitable causes including education for youth, poverty and mental health. Previous roles included working for the Samaritans for 3 years, where Leila volunteered as trained listener for 3 years in branch and in prisons. She previously self funded a trip to Uganda though the Kids Worldwide charity where she spent over a month living and working on an orphanage and teaching English and mathematics in the local schools whist fund raising for much needed basic resources, vaccinations and education on health and HIV.

Leila continues to act as a fundraising volunteer for Grocery Aid and CEO Sleep Out charities which help support those in need in the grocery industry as well as the homeless. She also continues to act as an ambassador and supporter to the Working Options in Education charity where she visits underprivileged colleges and schools to deliver motivational and educational talks to students.



Manchester Office

XYZ Building,

2 Hardman Blvd,


M3 3AQ

London Office

7 Berghem Mews,


W14 0HN

Postal Address


Fulford House,

Newbold Terrace,

Leamington Spa

CV32 4EA


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