Director of Marketing/Partnerships

Leigh Smyth

Leigh Smyth
Director of Marketing/Partnerships

Leigh joined Lloyds Banking Group in 2012 as Head of Digital Inclusion, leading the digital inclusion agenda on behalf of the Group. She has built the UK’s largest volunteering network of over 25,000 Digital Champions and also leads the development of the report into the digital capability of SMEs, Charities and Consumers– the Lloyds Bank Business Digital Index.

Leigh was the 2016 WIBF Outstanding Achievement Award winner and is a recognised UK Digital Leader.

Leigh’s passion for digital started during her career in retail, pioneering the launch of the UK’s first computing range for children with Dixon Stores Group. Leigh then moved into the public sector, helping to lead the Government Home Access Scheme which saw half a million people from low income families access the power of digital at home.

Following this, Leigh was the Managing Director for Race online 2012, working with Martha Lane Fox and running the partnership campaign to raise awareness of digital inclusion, in particular the barriers and opportunities faced by millions of people unable to access the key enabler of our generation.

Leigh lives in the midlands with her husband and two sons, who share her endless enthusiasm with all things digital.

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