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Lesley Giles

Lesley Giles

Director, Work Advance

Lesley Giles is Director of Work Advance, where she undertakes analysis and evaluation, and provides policy advice around workplace innovation, skills and the world of work.

Prior to this she was Director at the Work Foundation where she managed a work programme seeking to champion and advance Good Work.


This followed a longer period in her career working in Government, culminating in 8 years as a Deputy Director and Company Secretary at the UK Commission for Employment and Skills, where she provided guidance on skills and employment issues to Industry and Government. In addition, Lesley has worked in a variety of other roles across government undertaking skills and/or employment research and policy advice including: Acting Director for Strategy and Research, and Head of Research, at the Sector Skills Development Agency; and a senior researcher for the Department for Education and Employment, the Employment Service, and the Cabinet Office.


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