Helen Leighton

Vice President, Communications , Marriott International

In her role as Vice President Communications, Marriott International, EMEA, Helen Leighton is responsible for building and protecting the reputation of the company, brands and hotels in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Helen leads all aspects of External and Internal Communications for Marriott, including Brand PR, Loyalty and Portfolio PR, Internal and Executive Communications and Crisis Communications and Reputation Management. With over 20 years' experience, Helen is a seasoned Communications professional who knows how to cut through the noise in today's crowded media landscape. Helen joined Marriott International in 2017 as part of the Starwood integration and has since put in place a goal-orientated team of Communications professionals to ensure that the company increases share of voice in top-tier earned media and drives advocacy across key stakeholder groups. Helen lives in Hertfordshire with her husband and two young children.