Lesley is Group Pensions Director at Whitbread, with responsibility for Corporate pensions strategy and to the Trustee Company for the operation of the Pension Fund and its investments. The Whitbread pension fund has a closed DB and open DC section. Lesley has worked in the pensions industry for almost 30 years, with previous positions in Gateway Foodmarkets, Abbey National, the Pearl Group and Henderson Global Investors. She is a Fellow of the PMI and has an MBA. She has been a Council member of the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association since 2009, and became chair of the association in October 2015.