Leo joined BWG in 1996 as Managing Director of BWG Foods and was appointed Chief Executive of BWG Group in 1999. Leo was appointed to the SPAR International Board in 2001 and was elected President in 2005; the first ever Irish person to be elected President.
Leo served as President of SPAR International from 2005 to May 2016. From June 2010 to June 2011, Leo served as President of IBEC (Irish Business and Employers Confederation). IBEC is the representative body for business and employers in Ireland with a unique network of over 7,500 member organisations.
Leo continues as a member of the IBEC Board. Prior to joining BWG, Leo worked with Irish Distillers as Group Finance Director.