Lesley Kelly – Southern Regional Manager

Ko Karioi te maunga, ko Whaningaroa te moana, ko Ngati Mahanga, Ngati Te Wehi, Ngati Maniapoto, me Ngapuhi nga iwi.

Lesley has worked (in paid and unpaid positions) in the not-for-profit and public sectors for nearly 40 years, eighteen of these years in senior management positions. Her life's work has been dedicated to contributing to the creation of opportunities and innovations that support whanau/ families and communities in their pursuit of wellbeing including affordable housing, a living wage, educational opportunities, freedom from violence, and all other social inclusion factors that contribute to wellbeing.

Lesley and her husband Hone live in Christchurch. Between them they have ten children and thirteen mokopuna.