|Role||Board Member; Convener of Legal Services Cases Committee|
Lesley Ward is an experienced solicitor who worked in private practice as a family law practitioner for 13 years until 2003. In 2004 Mrs Ward was appointed as a legal convenor of the Mental Health Tribunal for Scotland. Lesley is a member of the recently constituted School Closure Review Panel. She also has a background in professional regulation as a member of the Investigation Committee of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants from 2009, and Chair from 2013 until April 2016. Mrs Ward brings a wealth of experience in her new role with the Scottish Legal Aid Board.
Term of appointment: 01/04/16 - 31/03/18; 2nd term: 01/04/18-31/03/22