Lesley has enjoyed a successful career as a member of the public sector in Victoria and Western Australia. She has over thirty years of executive and senior management experience. She has worked as an executive director, business strategist, policy manager, and professional writer. Further information is available at https://www.linkedin.com/in/lesley-smith-b4890b50/. Lesley has extensive experience developing and reviewing a range of public-sector business documents. She has prepared strategic plans, environmental scans, policy documents, budget submissions, business cases and tenders, ministerial briefings and correspondence. She has also prepared material for and led the development of annual reporting activities for government departments, statutory authorities, and universities. Lesley has completed research and investigations, developed policies and programs, and prepared associated documentation. She has completed training in the Australian Business Excellence Framework and implemented the approach in government agencies. She is experienced in a soft systems approach to addressing complex problems. Lesley is also a qualified and experienced workplace trainer and assessor who has delivered government writing programs for IPAAWA for over six years and received excellent feedback. She believes lifelong learning is essential for people to realise their potential and enjoy satisfying careers in turbulent times.