Lesley is a Director and the Company Secretary of Solve Consulting. She also happens to be married to Simon. Together they make a pretty dynamic duo!
Lesley is an accomplished leader with more than 20 years’ experience in R & D roles within the pharmaceutical industry. She has led teams of up to 75 staff across Asia Pacific, the US and Europe working to secure the approval of new therapies in a highly regulated environment.
Lesley is our people person and strategic thinker. She has a knack of understanding what makes people tick helping them to work together to achieve great things. She has a wealth of experience in organisational development and change management. In addition to her extensive experience in Regulatory Affairs, Lesley has held leadership roles in Early Years, Healthcare and Education. Lesley is passionate about delivering great outcomes for her clients.
With a BSc (Hons) in Chemistry with European Languages, Lesley is a fluent French speaker and has lived and worked in the UK, Australia, France and Singapore. She is a Fellow of the Asialink Leaders Program and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD). Lesley was previously a Director and Vice President of ARCS Australia Ltd, which is a member association for the Australian Therapeutics Industry.
Lesley is Mum to Charlie (7) and Stepmum to Taylor (15). Lesley is a proud Scot and loves sharing quaint traditions from her childhood with her kids. Having moved from the UK to Australia 14 years ago she is still a keen traveller and enjoys exploring new countries and cultures with the family. She’s not happy unless she has their next adventure in the planning!
Lesley loves motorsport – as a child she wanted to be a Formula 1 driver, and she has been to more than 30 Grand Prix around the world. One of her career highlights was beating most of her male colleagues in a Karting competition at the Sepang Circuit in Malaysia!
Lesley is highly organised and would be lost without her colour co-ordinated stationery. Lesley is the quiet achiever in the team. Don’t be fooled by the quiet, petite exterior – what she lacks in stature she makes up for in brains!