Following discussions with our member institutions and key stakeholders the Leadership Foundation has been appointing Regional Co-ordinators (RCs) across England, normally via a fractional secondment. The RCs join our representatives in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland to provide a UK wide network of contacts for Leadership Foundation member institutions. RCs will be available for quick response by phone or email to requests for information, help or advice from member HEIs. They will organise occasional regional events in partnership with member HEIs and regional groups.
For further information contact your regional co-ordinator (see list below) or Dr lesly Huxley, Director of Membership and Organisational Development.
For details of forthcoming events in your region, and to view materials from previous events please see REGIONAL EVENTS.
The Regional and National Co-ordinators are:
10 - Northern Ireland
Director, Membership and Organisational Development
M: 07977 457 949
Dr Lesly Huxley joined the Leadership Foundation at its inception in 2004 on a part-time secondment from the University of Bristol. She was appointed full-time Director of Membership and Organisational Development in 2014. She is responsible for ensuring the delivery of high quality membership benefits and services and managing the Leadership Foundation's network of regional coordinators across England. She leads key investment activities to help deliver the next phase of the modernisation and efficiency agendas led by Professor Sir Ian Diamond, has oversight of the LF’s relationship with professional bodies and networks and, as Editor, guides direction of the LF’s magazine ENGAGE.
Lesly has nearly 30 years' experience in research, management and leadership roles in higher education in the UK and Europe with a particular focus on change and OD, and development and support of research. Her university roles have spanned staff development, HR and ICT. She taught on the innovative Masters in Education, Technology and Society at the University of Bristol where she also held roles as Research Director and then Director of the Institute for Learning and Research Technology (ILRT).
She has published and presented widely in both scholarly and professional contexts and has co-authored a number of national reports on OD and digital research. She has a first degree and post-graduate qualifications in modern languages, a doctorate in education from the University of Bristol and is a Fellow of the AUA, CIPD and RSA. She is also a Senior Visiting Research Fellow at King's College London.