Our Board Members
Lesley joined the Board on 1 January 2012 and is Chairman of the Remuneration Committee.
Skills and experience: Lesley brings a wealth of strategic and financial experience across a range of businesses to the Board and she is an experienced remuneration committee chair. From 1997 she was with British Linen Bank becoming governor in 1999 and was subsequently a founder director of British Linen Advisers between 1999 and 2003. She has served on the board of Hays Plc as senior non-executive director and also spent 15 years with Kleinwort Benson from 1981 to 1996, first in corporate finance and then as chief executive of the institutional asset management business.
External appointments: Non-executive director of SABMiller plc, Thomas Cook Group plc and Legal & General Group Plc, trustee of the Grosvenor Estate and chairman of Grosvenor Group Limited, chairman of Design Dundee Limited, a trustee of The National Life Story Collection and a trustee of National Galleries Scotland.
Responsibilities: Our Non-Executive Directors, through their diverse experience and skills, scrutinise the performance of management and constructively challenge and help develop our strategy. They uphold high standards of integrity and probity. They form the Audit, Nominations, Remuneration and SHESEC Committees.