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, was co-Director of the Be. Leadership Programme from 2011-2021, and the Leadership Lead on the 2021 Possibility Leadership Programme at the Global Centre of Possibility @ AUT. Lesley remains working in the leadership development space, as a consultant on leadership, people and organisational development. In 2022 she has developed a new leadership offering at Be, the Be. Leadership in Governance Programme.
When not at work Lesley loves spending time with friends and family, especially her fabulous grand-children, and two very beautiful cats.