Leyton began his career as an engineer with Rolls Royce. He has a BSc (Hons) in engineering from Kingston upon Thames and is a Chartered Engineer and a member of the Institution on Mechanical Engineers, and of the Royal Aeronautical Society. He has studied business and management in both the UK and USA and has a Masters in Business Administration from Loughborough University.
He works predominantly in Aerospace and Defence and, in a twenty four year career with Rolls Royce, held senior management positions in procurement, supply chain and general management leading operational improvement and strategic change across a range of businesses. He worked as a consultant for Capgemini for five years gaining further experience in both the public and private sector including the UK MoD.
Leyton's current committee role is marketing supported by Sue.