Lesley is Global Sector Head and MD of psd‘s Hotel, Leisure & Travel sectors which delivers at board, senior executive and management level on a global basis. She is very active personally delivering executive search and senior assignments across these sectors.
Lesley acquired extensive managerial experience in the hotel and leisure sector before embarking on her recruitment career in 1988. Initially working for a specialist executive search firm, she joined psd in 1991.
With more than 30 years’ experience in executive recruitment, she has established an extensive network and has been involved in hiring at senior and board level in the UK, Europe, the Middle East, the Caribbean and Asia.
Lesley undertakes Board, VP, Regional Head and significant five-star General Manager assignments.
Exceeding expectations and encouraging clients to consider candidates with transferable skills from talent pools they had not previously explored continues to be stimulating and rewarding. I’m proud of the success of our team and of the high calibre of consultants in every niche of the sector that we are able to field – they are best-in-class, and well supported by psd.
What clients say
Having known Lesley for a number of years, I reached out to engage the services of psd in a recent search for a Vice President Commercial role for EMEA. Given the seniority of role, Lesley took the time to handle it herself, first meeting with me in person to really understand our business, our culture and who we were really looking for.
Despite it being a challenging brief, Lesley quickly assimilated the necessary information and provided a thorough and diverse shortlist of candidates. Circumstances meant that the process was somewhat protracted but despite that Lesley remained the consummate professional in managing both our and the candidates expectations.
I truly appreciate Lesley’s patience, a professional yet candid & flexible approach which has ultimately resulted in a great hire for Wyndham Hotels & Resorts.
Vice President Human Resources EMEA
Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, Inc.