With over 25 years experience working in HR, Lesley has built a rewarding career working for both public and private sector organisations. With experience across a unique and diverse range of industries, including biotech, telecoms, education, nuclear, policing and defense, Lesley is passionate about HR and the critical role the profession plays, both in enabling business delivery, and in building an organisational culture in which individuals can thrive. Lesley said ‘I genuinely believe that by creating an environment in which colleagues can bring their ‘whole self’ to work, are curious and feel able to challenge the status quo, we create a sense of belonging and pride. An environment in which everyone can realise their potential and that this, ultimately, drives innovation and delivers organisational success.’
Lesley is keen to use her skills and experience to support organisations and initiatives which provide or promote opportunities for people and communities. From the North West, she is a mentor for the Northern Power Futures ‘Power Up’ mentoring scheme and an Enterprise Advisor for the Cheshire and Warrington Pledge Partnership.
Lesley added ‘I am delighted to join Optimo. The scale of ambition is exciting and inspiring, and the aspiration to drive service quality and innovation in a demanding and challenging sector will have real life impact for the individuals and families we serve – our Vision sits at the very heart of why I work in HR. This newly created executive role recognises the importance of the ‘people agenda’ for Optimo and reflects the intention to strengthen the tools, services and opportunities available to develop, nurture and support our people to have long, meaningful and fulfilling careers with our Group. It demonstrates the value the organisation places on living it’s PRIDE values, and shows the organisation’s commitment to creating an environment in which all colleagues have high professional aspirations for themselves and for the quality of the service they provide.
Welcome to the Optimo Group Lesley and good luck in your new role!