Lesley Richards head shot

Lesley is an HR practitioner with a career spanning 25 years covering a full range of roles - both on an employed basis  starting out as HR Administrator progressing through to Group HR Director of a UK plc, and through her own HR consultancy which she established in 2002.  

In addition to the usual strategic and operational HR offer, Lesley also has extensive experience of specialist activity including mergers and acquisitions, and works with clients across a range of industries including local government, manufacturing, charities, professional services, leisure, transport, telecommunications and a variety of SMEs. 

In a move from mainstream HR, as a result of her involvement with the South East Wales branch of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, she has been appointed Head of CIPD Wales with responsibility for developing and implementing the new CIPD Wales Region.