Leon Beswick


One of Australia’s leading communications and public affairs practitioners, Leon worked across Ogilvy Public Relations’ government, corporate and healthcare practices for more than 20 years. He most recently held the position of Group Managing Director of Ogilvy Public Relations’ corporate team. 

An issues and crisis communications specialist, Leon has advised clients involved in litigation on privacy breeches, Federal Court matters and ACCC consumer product recalls.

Leon draws on his background working in federal and state politics to inform his campaign approach to influence, change or accelerate government decision making and consumer behaviours.

A founding partner in Parker & Partners, Leon led the establishment of Ogilvy’s health brand and now joins Melbourne-based The Civic Group to continue his leadership in healthcare and corporate communications.

Leon is a Director with the Australian Institute of Policy and Science.