Lesley is currently Principal Environmental Consultant with the Clean Coal Centre of the International Energy Agency where she has worked since 1990. In this time, Lesley has produced over 40 reports relating to the environmental consequences of coal combustion such as emissions, fly ash use, greenhouse effects and the associated legislation and control technologies. Lesley is lead on the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Coal Partnership acting as advisor to the UN Governing Council on the International Legally Binding Instrument on Mercury Emissions (the Minamata Convention).
Lesley is currently involved in several clean energy projects in Southeast Asia and Africa and travels extensively and frequently. However, she still finds time to enjoy family life, comedy (her son is a professional stand-up comedian), wine and crocheting tiny Star Wars characters.
Lesley was elected to the IES Council in 2016.