“The AJF has built itself into a respected and influential organisation which focuses on outcomes, not talk-fests. Their balanced approach to legislative change and advocacy has always appealed to me. I’m delighted to be joining the team.”
Lesley is an experienced media executive and lawyer, having been General Counsel at SBS and member of its Senior Executive team with a distinguished record of lobbying for legislative reform to support media freedom, for 20 years.
She has also served as director on the boards of a number of arts organisations, is a member of the Communications Committee of the Law Council of Australia, has lectured in media law for over 30 years and is a joint author of the 6th edition of Australian Media Law published by Thomson Reuters in 2021.