Lesley has specialised in corporate governance since publishing the Cadbury Report on behalf of the London Stock Exchange in 1992. Lesley has written for the International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN), the European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) and the ICAEW NED Special Interest Group and is a regular speaker at workshops and conferences on governance and in particular the role of the non-executive director.
She has been the Publisher of the FT Board Director Programme (FT BDP) for 20 years and is responsible for ensuring that the content of all their courses is practical, relevant, up to date and that the quality of the speakers is of the highest level. She was the driving force behind the development of the FT NED Diploma and continues to oversee it. She wrote two of the four FT BDP Professional Director Series of e-learning courses - The Role of the Board and The Role of the Board Member.
She also publishes the leading monthly newsletter on corporate governance, Governance, which has covered governance developments and best practice world-wide for over a quarter of a century.