Lesley’s extensive executive leadership experience and insights prompted many a light bulb moment. I hadn’t expected a learning experience that was both a delight and at times, confronting.
She inspired the courage to be the ‘real me’, not to fear failure, and embrace complexity and uncertainty.”
Lesley has over 35 years professional experience, with extensive executive leadership and company director roles. She has particular expertise in enterprise wide change and transformation, and business leadership in complex and dynamic environments, nationally and internationally. After several years in government, Lesley joined an emerging professional services organization and for 30 years, ‘was shaped and helped shape’ the business as it transformed into a global organisation.
Her leadership journey followed a “very unplanned” career path including operations, major capital works delivery, strategy, global group management, and ultimately, the Board of Directors. Reflective of her leadership skills, Lesley was seconded to government, supporting the delivery of over $3B of critical infrastructure.
Lesley is a passionate advocate of preparing leaders who thrive in complexity and disruption, embrace challenge and diversity, are mindful of the influence and shadow they cast, and are both courageous and humble.
Lesley attributes her pragmatic approach to business and leadership to her rural upbringing, where resourcefulness and adaptiveness was a necessity in an unpredictable environment.
She attributes her passion for coaching and leadership excellence to the ‘gift’ of lifelong learning and development.
Lesley has a bachelors degree from URP, is an Accredited Project Director (Major Projects) and has completed the AICD Directors Course.
Lesley is a current Board Director of Tonkin Consulting and Building Queensland. She is also Member Advisory Board Capitus Holdings. From 2008 – 2013 she was Executive Director of Sinclair Knight Merz. She is a member of AICD and MPIA.
Lesley is married with two adult daughters and is enjoying spending time with family and her two pure bred corgis.