Lesley is a business strategy and management specialist with 23 years’ experience, predominantly in the rail industry. She has held senior Human Resources (HR) roles within a variety of organisations, working collaboratively with senior colleagues at a strategic level, being creative and innovative in recommending both business and HR decisions which have resulted in high-quality solutions to improve businesses and increase value for money and efficiency. As a consultant, she has supported large organisations in franchise bidding, including for the Wales and Borders and West Coast Partnership franchises. More recently, she has enhanced her blend of rail, business and HR knowledge and experience through her work as an Evaluator for the evaluation of train operating company (TOC) National Rail Contracts (NRCs).
- Leading the HR workstream for the Department for Transport’s Operator of Last Resort, including the successful transfer of Southeastern
- Undertaking an evaluation of TOCs’ performance, specifically business management activities, in delivering their NRCs
- Leading and advising on people issues for Scottish Rail Holdings as ScotRail successfully transferred to public ownership
- Developing and implementing the annual and three-year strategic plans and representing people issues to the Board at Trenitalia c2c.