Lesley was appointed as a trustee of the Medical Research Foundation in August 2018. Lesley is a Director of Temple Bar Investment Trust and lectures in global business ethics at King’s College, London. She has 25 years’ investment experience running global portfolios with an especial emphasis on the financial sector. At King’s College, she lectures on the Masters course in Global Ethics and Human Values on issues involving citizenship, corporate citizenship and global business ethics. She published Can Microfinance Work? in 2016 and her current research interests include financial inclusion and responsible investment.
Lesley was previously a Director of Save & Prosper Group, Fleming Flagship, Fleming Investment Management (where she ran the global portfolios team), US Smaller Companies Investment Trust and Ark Asset Management, a hedge fund company that she founded in 1999. Her BA was in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from New College, Oxford, and she holds an MA and PhD from King’s College, London.