Lesley Lalley

Training Consultant

Lesley Lalley

About Lesley

Lesley has over 20 years experience as a senior finance executive including reporting to, and working with, boards and other governance committees.

Her experience across the public and private sectors includes financial and professional services, manufacturing, state and local government and has been gained across Australia including rural and remote areas, and internationally.

Her blend of strong financial skills, strategic planning, governance and risk management expertise, her effective negotiation and facilitation abilities combined with her training and coaching skills, mean that she offers a distinctive and broad-based contribution to small and large enterprises.

Key Experience

Head of Internal Audit at the Department of Education and Training

Managing a $10B organisation with 120,000 staff and around 500,000 students

Chief Finance Officer roles

Australian and multinational firms in the private sector

Served on a number of Boards and Committees

audit and risk committees, finance committees and IT implementation governance boards

Executive Director Financial Strategy and Sustainability

Executive Director Budget and Financial Reporting

Training in Internal Control Reviews, Financial Standards Compliance Checks, Costing and Pricing Reviews and Financial Sustainability Analysis

Many years of experience in coaching, mentoring and training

Core Capacity

  • High level of financial expertise including financial and management accounting
  • Financial risk and sustainability
  • Costing and pricing
  • Development and implementing strategic and annual internal audit programs
  • Developing and evaluating governance structures, internal controls and risk management frameworks
  • Strategic planning
  • Corporate governance


  • Master of Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Business – Accounting
  • Fellow of CPA Australia