The Scenic Hudson Land Trust Board Director
Leigh has been a supporter of Scenic Hudson as donor and Board Director since the 1990s. He lives with his wife Susan Patterson in Cold Spring and Manhattan. A graduate of Columbia College and Columbia Law School, Leigh practiced finance law at Cravath Swaine & Moore before co-founding First Reserve Corporation, a large private equity fund. He has been a private investor in various industries. At present he is active as a founding investor in and advisor to privately held cybersecurity and pharmaceutical development companies. For two decades Leigh has been a Board Director of the major donor organization of Trout Unlimited, a 65-year old water and fishery conservation foundation with operations in all states of the USA. Over the same period he has served as a Board Director of Checkerboard Film Foundation, which has produced more than 30 documentaries centered on interviews with living major American artists and architects.