Lesley is the Director of Services for the North West and Midlands. She has worked with prisoners' families since 2005 and has worked in the voluntary sector for almost 30 years. Her previous experience includes contract management and working in partnership with Greater Manchester Probation Trust, Manchester Youth Offending Service and NOMS. She has developed service delivery models to provide family engagement at a wide range of prisons and for families supporting people with convictions serving non-custodial sentences. She was also the NGO project manager for 'Coping', a pan-European research project led by Huddersfield University and delivered lectures on the effects of imprisonment on families.