Lesley-Ann sits on the Boards of St James’s Place plc (SJP) and Workspace Group plc. At SJP she is a member of the Risk and Remuneration Committees and is the designated NED for Workforce Engagement. At Workspace she is Chair of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Audit and Risk Committees. Lesley-Ann also sits on the Boards of Homes England, the Government’s housing accelerator and Business LDN, a lobbying group promoting London as the leading business capital of the world.
Lesley-Ann‘s non-executive career is her third. Upon qualifying as an accountant, Lesley-Ann swiftly switched to Investment Banking where she spent two decades on the trading floor. She cut her teeth at UBS designing derivative linked assets for private clients and Swiss Cantons. Latterly, as a Managing Director of Morgan Stanley, she built and led a structured interbank business within the Global Capital Markets Division.
In 2013, Lesley-Ann left the private sector to join the Cabinet Office. During her seven years as a senior Civil Servant, she worked under three Prime Ministers and six different Cabinet Office Ministers. Against that turbulent backdrop, she was able to create meaningful change and significant value for the public purse.
Throughout her executive and non-executive careers, Lesley-Ann has worked hard and diligently to support and promote under represented groups. She has a keen eye for talent combined with ambition and fosters equality of opportunity wherever she can. She is proud to be a member of the Parker Review panel driving greater ethnic representation on FTSE Boards.
Lesley-Ann is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and holds an MBA from City University Business School (formerly, CASS).