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.
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
- 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