Legacy Retreat



Crystal Lim Crystal Lim Leahy
Founding Director

Crystal is a creative, driven and multi-faceted investor and entrepreneur with a background in banking and the financial markets.

Crystal’s career started in 2000 when she joined the world of investment banking and corporate finance with UBS AG during the heady days of the dotcom boom and developed an appetite for deal-making. She then moved on to institutional equities broking with global financial institutions and subsequently, financial services headhunting where she found tremendous satisfaction in working with individual clients.

She came up with the idea of the Legacy Retreat after a 2 year sabbatical in rural Australia, where she and her husband set up the micro vineyard Cable Car Estate.

Crystal is passionate about self-actualisation and exploring areas where she can contribute and serve society.

She sits on the Executive Committee of the Singapore Ireland Fund, an Institution of Public Character in Singapore, and is a sponsor of Smiling Mind, a non profit initiative in Australia which aims to teach young people Mindfulness Meditation and anger management skills.



Mark LeahyMark Leahy

Mark is regarded as a Debt Capital Markets veteran with 22 years of experience in the banking industry working for global investment banks such as Deutsche Bank, UBS, Nomura International and HSBC.

He has been described by FinanceAsia.com as one of the biggest personalities in the industry who is never afraid to speak his mind and hailed as a debt syndicate supremo by IFR Asia.

Mark's diverse business experience of co-founding an internet start-up during the bubble, being a partner of the recently sold F & B group McCraic Holdings in Singapore and more recently, running a vineyard in rural Australia, have kept his entrepreneurial skills honed and rebalance out the "Banking" aspect of his portfolio of interests.



Jutka FreimanJutka Freiman
Co-head of Integrated Therapy & Coaching

Jutka is a well-respected Sydney-based psychotherapist and is co-head of our psychotherapy programme. She sits on a number of corporate panels, is a graduate member of the Bereavement Care Centre, a supervisor and trainer with the Institute of Group Leaders and a senior teacher at the Hoffman Process Australia/Singapore.

An internationally accredited Enneagram therapist & trainer with a degree in psychology & anthropology, Jutka has worked extensively both locally and internationally since the 1980s using Inner Child work, Attachment Therapy, Enneagram, Gestalt, Somatic Experiencing, Bereavement Therapy, Psychodrama and other action methods as well as Art Therapy.

Jutka brings to her work a passion for the creative and the collective believing both to be an expression of the inner being and a magnificent tool for healing.



Volker Krohn
Co-head of Integrated Therapy & Coaching

Volker is an accomplished psychotherapist and is co-head of our psychotherapy programme.

His extensive professional background includes Family Therapy, Self-Psychology and Creative Arts Therapy. Volker has a Masters degree in Existential and Experiential Psychotherapy (MIECAT), is a Clinical Member of the Victorian Association of Family Therapists (VAFT) and is also the Director of the Hoffman Centre Australia/Singapore.

Volker is passionate about helping people to improve their emotional and spiritual intelligence and has inspired thousands of clients in Australia and worldwide to live from a place of self-acceptance and gratitude claiming compassionate leadership in their life.




Mark PhillipsMark Phillips
Head of Oriental Medicine & Body Therapy

MSc BSc ACA(China) Fellow AACMA

One of the only practitioners in Australia to combine multiple modalities of acupuncture and energy healing into one system, Mark Phillips' work inspires health of mind, emotions and body, combining Ayurveda (marma chakitsa) and classical Chinese medical practices.

His postgraduate awards include Oriental Medical Doctor (OMD – USA 2004) and certification in Dr. Chen Cao's system of Ba Gua acupuncture, I Ching acupuncture and the Master Tong System of Acupuncture with Dr. Robert Chu (Los Angeles). Parallel studies include the application of internal Chinese martial arts and Jin Jing Qigong (Sifu Wang Qingyu and Abbot Mingchan – Jiashan Zen Monastery, Hunan, China).

An initiate of AC Bhaktivedanta Swami, Mark has directed research throughout India in search of "the lost secrets of Ayurvedic Acupuncture" and marma chikitsa (Indian "hidden" pressure points), utilizing over thirty years of Vedic science study, applied now in the pursuit of examining medical parallels between the classical cultures of India and China.

In 2007, Mark was appointed an external advisor for the NHMRC (National Health and Medical Research Council) for CAM (Complimentary and Alternative Medicine) and currently continues clinical supervision and mentorship for students.



James Tutton

James is a passionate entrepreneur with a history of delivering successful projects. 

James has been a substantial shareholder in public companies, has established businesses in the USA and was a finalist in Ernst & Young’s Young Entrepreneur of the Year. 

James' first foray into business was at the age of 23 when he founded Moonlight Cinema, which was successfully sold to a corporate buyer in 2006 and is now owned by Greater Union Cinemas (see www.moonlight.com.au). 

James is currently focused on real estate development in his capacity as director / shareholder of Neometro, a designed focused residential development group (see www.neometro.com.au)

James has recently become involved in the not for profit space, co-founding the initiative Smiling Mind to teach young people Mindfulness Meditation. (see smilingmind.com.au) Smiling Mind is a strategic alliance with Inspire Foundation, Australia’s preeminent youth mental health organization.


Lincoln McMahon

Lincoln has 25 years of experience in finance and management, predominantly with HSBC. He is an Australian who has a deep understanding of where the global economy is going, having lived and worked in three of the BRICs (Brazil, India and China), the two Anglophone powers (USA and England), as well as Argentina, Qatar and Mexico.

Lincoln is now the Chief Operating Officer at BlackRock, Australia

Having returned to his roots in southern Victoria, Lincoln now divides his attention between running a sheep farm and strategy consulting in the Superannuation (retirement savings) and Asset Management industries. Lincoln has is focused on raising the happiest, tastiest lamb, regenerating indigenous forest and paying the bills by wearing a suit.


Noor Quek

Noor’s career in private banking and wealth management spans four decades. She has worked with established global financial institutions, leading teams to manage the wealth planning needs of high net worth individuals .

Noor has extensive experience in wealth management as well as in cross border corporate finance, investment banking, joint-venture, and merger and acquisition related- transactions. Her market strengths are South East Asia, the Middle East and Europe.

Noor is based in Singapore and founded NQ International in October 2007, which provides advisory services to family offices in Asia and the Middle East. She is actively involved in philanthropy and is a founding member and president of the Breast Cancer Foundation Singapore.


Eli Lenyoun

J.D., CFP(R)-USA Board Certified, Trust & Estate Practitioner-UK Registered

Eli has over 35 years of wealth planning experience and is an authority on total family wealth protection and preservation. He was previously the Head of Program Development (Asia) at UBS AG, Head of Wealth Planning (Asia) at BNP Paribas Private Bank, and Head of Fiduciary Services (South East Asia) at RBS Coutts Bank.

Eli now runs his financial consulting firm Family Wealth Solutions, and is the co-founder of Sunshine Daughters, a not for profit vocational training social enterprise. He also teaches at the Wealth Management Institute of Singapore.

Eli holds a Doctor of Jurisprudence from Stanford Law School, is a USA Board CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER(R), and Member of UK Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners.