Lesley Telford has worked in the banking sector for over 26 years, covering areas across the North East and Tees Valley areas. She has more latterly worked in the SME sector but has also previously worked with businesses operating in the larger business space. Has some knowledge of structuring deals in the healthcare and not for profit sectors and also has some experience in structuring funding solutions in the oil and gas sector.  She has been involved with Changing Lives for over 6 years working primarily as the Relationship Director but also in providing some support from a Citizenship perspective and raising awareness of the organisation within the business community. Hobbies include walking and cooking.