For more than 20 years, Lesley has been facilitating the work of Canadian writers, first in book publishing and more recently in television. Lesley was an editor at Random House Canada until 2000, when she joined CTV as a drama development executive. She has held similar positions at CBC and at independent production houses Barna-Alper Productions, Shaftesbury, and White Pine Pictures. Currently Senior Development Producer at Temple Street, Lesley was Supervising Producer on X Company and is now focused on scripted series development for the studio. She has also served on the boards of a number of non-profit arts societies, and has provided mentoring for various organizations including the Canadian Film Centre, the National Screen Institute, and Women in the Director’s Chair.