Lesley joined the Board in 2018 as Governance and Risk Director with specific responsibility for ensuring that Barrow & District Credit Union complies with current legislation, the requirements of the appropriate Regulator, its rules and the rules of the governing body, ABCUL.
During 2019, she assumed the additional roles of Secretary and Minutes Secretary with responsibility for ensuring meetings are effectively organised and minuted and effective records and administration are maintained.
Her entire working career has been spent in finance, specifically building societies. She retired in May 2018 from a north-west building society where she was a Director, Deputy Chief Executive, Secretary and Treasurer as well as having responsibility for risk, compliance and premises. Her background in treasury and risk complements the needs of the Credit Union.
In her spare time, she is Chairman of the Biggar Brewing Co-operative, a small micro-brewery based in her home village of Biggar, Walney Island. Her interests include sport, travel & dining out and whilst she is a Newcastle United fan at heart, she is also a keen supporter of both Barrow AFC and Barrow Raiders.