Leela joined Spark as Corporate Relations Director in January 2020, bringing with her close to 20 years’ experience in corporate and agency roles in New Zealand and Australia. Prior to joining Spark Leela was Head of Communications at Fletcher Building, and before this External Relations Director at beverages group Lion in Australia. As Spark’s Corporate Relations Director Leela is responsible for reputation management, internal communications, government, industry, and community engagement and the charitable activities of the Spark Foundation. She also oversees the Company’s sustainability strategy and serves as a Trustee on the Spark Foundation Board. Leela holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from the University of Technology Sydney.