Lesley Slade has a long history in leadership development working with individuals, organisations and communities. Lesley began her adult life by training to be a teacher and has worked as a community worker - initiating and setting up community programmes. In her other experiences, Lesley has also held senior human resource and organisational development roles.
She was the inaugural Chief Executive of Leadership New Zealand between 2005 and 2008, and was co-Director of the Be. Leadership Programme from 2011-2021. Lesley remains working in the leadership development space, as Leadership Lead on the Possibility Leadership Programme at the Global Centre of Possibility @ AUT, and as a consultant on leadership, people and organisational development.