A child of Business in the Community, Lesley joined in 1987 and is the only member of staff to have worked for all four Chief Executives of the charity.
Lesley graduated from the University of Exeter in 1987 and joined Stephen O’Brien’s team, very quickly picking up the reins of running the CEOs office. She qualified as a Chartered Secretary in 1999 and became a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries & Administrators in 2016. As Company Secretary & Head of Facilities, Lesley has worked on a broad range of projects across BITC, most notably managing the move of the London office out of Baker Street to Shepherdess Walk in 2000, the setting up of the separate charity, The Prince’s Countryside Fund in 2010, and more recently the merger of Scottish Business in the Community into BITC.
Lesley was recognized in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2017, being awarded an L.V.O. for 30 years’ service to the Prince’s Charities.