Dr Lesley Sawers – GenAnalytics Ltd
Lesley is Executive Chair and a founding partner of GenAnalytics.
Lesley brings wide experience from across the public, private, and voluntary sectors in business and economic strategy, knowledge and change management and strategic
Prior to launching GenAnalytics, Lesley was Vice Principal and Pro Vice Chancellor for Business, Enterprise and Innovation at Glasgow Caledonian University and Chief Executive of the Scottish Council for Development and Industry, Scotland’s leading economic development think-tank. She has also held senior leadership positions at ScottishPower, Royal Mail, CACI, Management Horizons and Visit Scotland.
Lesley also holds a number of senior public appointments with a focus on equalities, social
justice and economic growth. She is Deputy Chair of the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency, a Non-Executive Board Member of Glasgow City Marketing Bureau, a Trustee of Glasgow Life and Chair of the associated Community Interest Company.
She was appointed UK Equalities and Human Rights Commissioner for Scotland in March 2016.
She was also commissioned by the UK Government, Scotland Office, to undertake the “Sawers Review” into the Role and Contribution of Women in the Scottish Economy which reported in 2015.
Lesley has a degree in Economics from the University of Glasgow, a PhD from the University of Stirling and Honorary Doctorates from both Glasgow Caledonian University and the University of Strathclyde. She is also an Honorary Professor at Glasgow Caledonian University.