meet the team
CEO and Editor in chief Lysanne Currie founded Meet the Leader to help business leaders tell their own stories through print, video and digital. She also interviews them and writes about their travel experiences and lifestyle for a variety of luxury magazines including Tempus, Victor, Robb Report UK, The Ethicalist, Luxury Spa Edit, Investec’s digital magazine The Stand and Meet The Leader’s own digital magazine. She is also editor of Luxury Plus magazine. She was previously head of content at the Institute of Directors and editor in chief of their glossy business magazine, Director.
Managing Editor Behiye Hassan is a writer and editor who specialises in small business, entrepreneurs, luxury and wellbeing. She has interviewed and profiled a range of directors and CEOs on their careers, businesses and leadership. She has also contributed to a range of entertainment and lifestyle magazines including Sky Magazine, Woman, The Luxury Spa Edit and Director Magazine.
Creative Director As Creative Director, Debs oversees the visual look of everything we work on and is responsible for booking our photographers, videographers and designers. With over 20 years of experience she has a huge portfolio of magazine launches and redesigns. She has headed up design teams across multiple sectors including teen, health and fitness, business, women's lifestyle, luxury and client contract publishing. Debs not only understands the power of visuals to emotionally engage with audiences and project brand values, but is also super organised with excellent attention to detail whether she is art directing a shoot, scouting locations or designing a website.
Style Editor Jane is a Fashion Editor and Art Director with over 25 years’ experience. Formerly Fashion Editor for Cosmopolitan magazine and teen title Sugar, she has also freelanced for publications including OK!, T3 and Stylist. Jane has also worked on high-street in-store advertising campaigns and styled many well-known personalities throughout her career, including Cameron Diaz, Ray Winstone, Dizzee Rascal and James Corden.
Events Manager Luigia is a communications and events professional with over a decade of experience planning media campaigns and organising high profile events within the entertainment industry. She is currently working with Wayne Hemingway MBE, on the Vintage and Classic Car Boot Sale brands, managing PR, event logistics and talent management.
Editorial Assistant Isabelle is currently studying Communications and Media at Bournemouth University and is an avid follower of current affairs and, human rights issues and is strongly passionate for music and the arts.
We have a vast network of journalists and editors all specialists in their areas - from sport to spas, finance to fashion and travel to tech. We match the editor to the project ensuring a bespoke creative solution which will engage with your target audience.
Our photographers are chosen for their personal style and experience in reportage, celebrity, lifestyle, still life, luxury travel and portrait. Their clients include BBC, Vogue, FT, Daily Telegraph, Times, Sky, Vanity Fair, Conde Nast Traveller, ITV and Robb Report.
OUR FILM MAKERs
Our film makers and animators are award-winning experts in moving image production and trusted by clients across the arts, heritage, corporate, medical, education, charity and public sectors.