Lesley Dixon, chief executive

Lesley joined PSS in 2009 following a career in higher education as chief executive of Leeds University Student Union and before that the University of London and Kings College.  Since her arrival the organisation has had a huge overhaul including a change in our structure, modernisation of our services and a rebrand. Alongside her work for PSS Lesley was also part of the Liverpool Fairness Commission.

In addition to her work at PSS Lesley was a trustee of the national Board at mental health charity Mind from 2008-2017 and held the position of  Vice Chair. She is also a trustee at Liverpool social enterprise the Furniture Resource Centre, which many people locally know through their project ‘Bulky Bobs’.  Lesley is also a Chartered Manager, a fellow of the Chartered Management Institute and has an honorary doctorate from the University of Leeds.

Outside of work Lesley is a keen cyclist. She spends her free time hitting the roads of Yorkshire where she lives with her husband.