Lesley is an active partner in Puketiro Farm, a Tauranga-based dairy farming and orchard business. In addition, she is a Community Magistrate who sits on the bench of District Courts throughout the Bay of Plenty and Midland regions. Lesley is Deputy Chair of the Acorn Foundation and serves on the Acorn Distributions Committee.
Lesley has served as Board Chair and Trustee on the Tauranga Girls' College and Pyes Pa School Boards and has sat on the Bay of Plenty Medical Ethics Committee. Prior to raising her family, she worked in Community Health Management.
Lesley is married with two daughters and enjoys tramping and travel. Lesley was appointed by the Board in June 2015.