Non Executive Director
As non-executive director, Lesley provides the Ampa Main Board with independent oversight and constructive challenge; skills finely honed in her complimentary business coaching role.
An accountant by trade Lesley moved through the ranks at large national firms PwC, RSM and BDO, becoming an audit and transaction support partner, before moving away from client facing work and into leadership positions. She has carried out the roles of HRD, MD, projects/acquisition director, CFO and COO, seeing the firms through acquisitions, transformations, mergers, stock market listings, strategic reviews and significant growth –honing her skills as a change champion.
She transferred her experience and skillset, in people based professional services firms, to Shakespeare Martineau initially as strategy director and ultimately CFO. In autumn 2020 she moved into a NED role to allow her to combine her ongoing support for the business with her role as an executive and business coach.
Lesley also sits on the Board of the East Midlands CBI Council.