Jim Leishman

Jim Leishman

3 stars

  • Happy To Host An Evening Or Guest As The Main Speaker
  • Great Sports Stories With Hilarious Jokes & Poems

Jim Leishman was born in Lochgelly in Fife and signed as a schoolboy for Dunfermline in 1968. Jim is currently Director of Football and manager of Dunfermline FC. He has been a successful manager with a number of clubs including Inverness Thistle and most recently Livingston FC. He frequently appears on television and is sought after as both a TV and radio pundit.

Jim has not only played in a Scottish cup final at Hampden but has also taken a team there as a manager. 

He is one of the most popular speakers on the after dinner speaking circuit in Scotland and his reputation as poet (Fifes Poet Laureate), wit and raconteur has kept him busy throughout the year not just in the football season. He is happy to host an evening or guest as the main speaker and he blends great sports stories with hilarious jokes and poems. He hosted the Scottish Wit of Wits Dinner 2004 in Edinburgh. 

Always looking for challenges, Jim is now gaining an enviable reputation in the corporate market with his motivational and team building programme Exceeding Expectations. Jim is an avid reader and still finds time to enjoy a game of golf.

Jim Leishman has spoken at dinners alongside George Best, Frank Bruno, Denis Law, John Gahagan, Chick Young and Andy Cameron to name but a few.