Lesley Stephenson

Having started her career publishing titles on tax for professional advisers with Butterworths, Lesley moved on to publishing high-level, practical information in a wide variety of formats (print, online and event based) on all aspects of company law and regulation for companies and their advisers. In 1992 she was responsible for publishing the Report of the Cadbury Committee on the Financial Aspects of Corporate Governance and since then has specialised in corporate governance. In addition to Governance newsletter, Lesley has written for the International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN) and for three years was responsible for putting together their Annual Yearbook. She has also written regularly for the European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI), the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England & Wales (ICAEW) Non-executive Directors Special Interest Group and since 2003 has been the publisher of www.non-execs.com, which became the Financial Times Non-Executive Directors’ Club in October 2009. She was the driving force behind the development of the Financial Times Non-Executive Director Diploma and continues to be responsible for its development and for maintaining the high quality and the integrity of the qualification. She is a member of the ICGN and of the Taskforce of Global Board Ready Women.