Lesley has been Managing Director of Michael O’Mara Books for over 30 years which has grown from a husband and wife start up in 1985 to a team of 50 publishing 150 new non fiction books a year. It is a family firm with a reputation for being nimble, strategic, passionate and creative.
Michael O’Mara Books is proud to support several international and local charities and has published titles in partnership with Amnesty International, Client Earth and Mind to raise proceeds and the profiles of these charities. They also sponsor the annual Global Canvas Children’s Exhibition at the Natural History Museum for The David Shepherd Wild Life Foundation
Lesley worked with the charity Pilotlight, as a Pilotlighter business leader, for 2 years which provided an insight into the common issues that charities face. She then became a Trustee of Link Age Southwark in 2016, a vibrant award winning local charity which supports over 600 vulnerable older people in Southwark helping them to stay connected with their communities, alleviate loneliness, improve health and wellbeing and making communities stronger through volunteering.
Lesley is also a member of the Leadership Circle for Client Earth, Women for Women International and Amnesty’s Circle of Conscience