Guy Leitch was born in England but grew up in South Africa. He has a Masters Degree in Development Finance, is working on a PhD, and is a pilot with night and multi-engine ratings.
Guy has had a number of different careers. The first involved developing Housing Finance policy for NGOs and private sector housing delivery. He was then approached to start and head up African Life Homes to deliver low income housing. He built the company into one of the ten largest providers of low income housing. In the early 1990s he was appointed as the Managing Director of a division of Nedcor to manage their large book of repossessed properties.
The political transition made commercial development work near impossible so he migrated to the first world economy and started an investment and insurance brokerage and expanded it into marketing international investment property. He has headed the Financial Planning division of Aon South Africa. At the same time he started writing and in particular, contributing to aviation and financial publications.
In 2005 he was looking to more fully follow his two passions of aviation and writing so he purchased a controlling interest in SA Flyer, Africa’s largest aviation publication. He leveraged SA Flyer to launch FlightCom magazine which covers the aviation industry in Africa and the Middle East.
Guy has become an aviation analyst in demand by a number of prominent local and international TV, radio and print publications. He has been married to Nicola for 28 years and they have three children.