Head of Design Thinking at Bank of Ireland

Lesley is Head of Design Thinking at Bank of Ireland; a role dedicated to helping define new market opportunities; build innovative solutions based on unmet user needs, emerging behaviours and digital technology; collaborate with start-ups and deliver the practice of Design Thinking through the organization.

Over her 15-year career, Lesley has worked with a range of private and public sector clients and start-ups including Advanced Organisation, Armory Show, Coillte, Culture Ireland, DAHG, DJEI, Fund IT, Failte Ireland, KPMG, Health Founders, HSE, Startup Gathering, and Trinity College. As Project Director, Lesley designed and delivered the award-winning Dublin Contemporary 2011, VOLTA Show NY and VOLTA Basel.

Lesley holds a bachelor’s degree in Design and a Master’s degree in Entrepreneurship from Trinity College Dublin and Goldsmiths, London. She is a board member of the National Gallery of Ireland.