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Ryan Leighton

CEO, Head Office

Ryan Leighton

Ryan is the CEO of Leightons Opticians and the founder of Leightons Hearing Care.

He’s the grandson of H. O. Leighton, who established the company in 1928. Ryan is passionate about developing the family business. He blends the strength of its heritage as a ‘real’ optician while innovating the brand and service to meet current consumer needs. He loves small business and start-ups and he’s passionate about Leightons Franchises. Ryan has a degree in Business Management.

Favourite book: The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

Loves: Sport, travel, skiing

Sunglasses of choice: Oliver Peoples – Jack Huston square-frame acetate

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