Lesley joined the Civil Service in 2000 and has spent her career in variety of HR and Corporate Service roles (including Environmental Management) within the Intellectual Property Office and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (now BEIS). She is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Personnel and Development and has experience across a number of specialisms within the HR profession.

Lesley currently heads up the HR Pay, Reward, Diversity and Inclusion team in IPO. She is passionate about inclusion and is a champion for mental health awareness and support.