Lesley is a former journalist who has worked in New Zealand, Australia and the UK, covering fields ranging from politics and the courts through to personal finance, consumer affairs, financial markets and business.
Key roles included political correspondent for the NZ Press Association in its Wellington press gallery; London correspondent with Australian Associated Press; Foreign Editor, AAP; Deputy Finance Editor, AAP; journalist with the Australian Financial Review; and writer with the Sydney Morning Herald 'Money' section.
As a magazine editor, she was awarded Silver Serif and Gold Serif awards by the Australian Institute of Professional Communicators.
In 2013 Lesley joined UTS as Media Adviser in the Business School, where among other things she produced Think magazine. Today she is Media & PR Manager for UTS as a whole, leading a team of journalists and writers to share stories of research and learning from Australia's No.1 'young' university with journalists and other audiences.
B. Humanities (Journalism); Grad Dip (Finance), Securities Institute of Australia.