Lesley Miles Chief Strategy Officer, Royal Society
Lesley Miles is the Royal Society’s, Chief Strategy Officer. As part of her role, she is responsible for the Society's grant giving programme, which is the primary means by which the Society supports outstanding science and scientists. The Society has a range of grant schemes, supporting early career and senior scientists funding both discovery led and applied research, investing in industry and innovation schemes, and working with partners overseas to facilitate scientific collaborations around the world.
Before joining the Society, she spent seven years as the Marketing and Communications Director of Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, a global leader in paediatric medicine, and managed its public marketing and fundraising programmes. Lesley has spent most of her career working in the private sector, including six years as Marketing Director of Waterstone's Booksellers, a leading British book retailer.