Leigh Hughes is the founding partner, chief executive and director of COMVERJ, a boutique marketing communications and innovations firms. Prior to that, he was director of marketing, communications & brand (digital) at Peel Thunder Football Club, and vice president & director of marketing and sponsorship
for the Peter Hughes Burn Foundation. Mr Hughes also held senior marketing roles with Southern Pacific Fibre and InnaBody, which provides state-of-the art tool for health practitioners and teachers to educate patients and students of all ages with animations and interactive content on various health conditions related to the human body. In April 2018, Mr Hughes became chair of Next Green Wave, a North American-focused cannabis innovator backed by strong Australian investor base which listed on the Canadian Securities Exchange in October 2018. Mr Hughes was a 40Under40 winner in 2012, and had been nominated twice for Young Australian of the Year.