Lesley retired June 30, 2017 as the Director Business Development and Communications with Medbuy Corporation, a London-based group purchasing organization supporting Member hospitals across Canada purchase medical supplies, services and pharmaceuticals products. In this role, she was responsible for strategic planning, the acquisition of new business, project management, marketing and communications. Lesley has over 25 years’ experience in strategic planning, new product development, business development and corporate communications.
Prior to Medbuy, Lesley was with the London Economic Development Corporation for ten years as the Director, Marketing & Communications as well as Business Development for the Life Sciences industry. She began her career in London at Canada Trust where over the course of ten years had increasing management responsibilities through marketing, product development and regional sales and marketing. Upon graduation from Western, she spent four years with Clinique Cosmetics Canadian head office in Toronto. Lesley holds a B.A. in Psychology, and has completed the Marketing Management Executive Development Program and the Leadership Executive Development Program at the Richard Ivey School of Business.
Lesley is an active community volunteer and currently sits on the St. Joseph’s Healthcare Foundation Board. She is also newly appointed as the Foundation’s representative on the Board of Directors for St. Joseph’s Health Care London. Lesley also sits on the Board of the Healthcare Supply Chain Network. Previously, she held an 8-year term on the Board of Huron University College where she held many leadership positions including Vice-Chair, Chair of the Development Committee, Chair of the Campus and Community Affairs Committee, Chair of the Residence Committee, and co-Chaired the Principal Search Committee. Lesley has also served on other Boards and Committees including the 2003 Women of Distinction Awards Identification Committee, 2001 Canada Summer Games, The Dream of a Lifetime Lottery Committee and the Canada Trust Friends of the Environment Foundation. Lesley is both the Chair of Operations and the Foundation’s appointee to St. Joseph’s Health Care London’s Board of Directors.