Leslie Benzies is a Scottish video game producer and former president of Rockstar North.
Leslie’s career in video game industry began in 1995 when he joined DMA Design (later renamed as Rockstar North) as a programmer. The first project he took part in was a 1998 platformer Space Station Silicon Valley for Nintendo 64. Shortly after he joined a team that would create one of the most significant titles of the early 00s – Grand Theft Auto III getting the role of a producer. He has been a producer for every major entry in GTA series up until GTA V when he left the company. In 2016, Leslie initiated a lawsuit against Take-Two Entertainment, the owner of Rockstar, claiming $150 million in unpaid royalties.
After leaving the company, Leslie founded several other companies. Currently, he alongside some other former Rockstar employees takes part in the development of an upcoming open world video game Everywhere as a designer and director.