Lesley joined the Board as independent non-executive chair in July 2020. With 30 years of public sector experience, Lesley has a thorough understanding of community engagement, local partnerships and a wide range of services including housing. Lesley spent eight years as chief executive of Islington Council and more recently was interim chief executive at LB Redbridge. She also holds a board position at BHRUT and is a trustee of The Big House Theatre Company.
“Nothing is more important to the wellbeing of our communities than good quality affordable housing. So I am delighted to have the opportunity as Chair of Zen to make a contribution to improving the lives of our residents.”