Lesley Laird


Lesley has had a wide-ranging career holding senior roles in local and national government, as well as global private sector organisations.  She also has previous Board experience.

Her early career was predominantly spent in senior HR roles in the high tech/financial services sector. During the period 2012 to 2019 she has held senior political roles in local and national government. She has been a long time campaigner and advocate for STEM, women’s rights and the extension of local democracy.

Lesley’s role will be focused on external affairs, partnership and liaison with industry, academia, policy makers and wider government agencies.