Lesley is Chair of the Corporation of the Hull College Group. Her previous positions include CEO and Principal for The Trafford College Group, Senior Vice President and SRO for Pearson, and Deputy CEO of AoC. In 2016 she became Chair of the newly formed UK Skills Partnership Board. She is a member of the DIT’s Ministerial Education Sector Advisory Group, a Trustee for the education charity CVQO and an Ofqual board member.
In 2015 Lesley was awarded an OBE for services to education.