Businessman and former palaeoanthropologist. He was the eldest son of famed anthropologists Louis and Mary Leakey.
He and his two younger brothers all attended Duke of York School in Lang'ata.
He founded a company that supplied snake venom to medical companies.
He and his younger brother Richard often accompanied their parents to fossil dig sites. Richard went into the family trade, studying ancient world fossils.
His family was made up of three dinosaur experts, much like the character in Jurassic Park that was played by Sam Neill.