Lesley D. Jones

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Lesley D. Jones "started his career in local government, and then joined Thames Water where he held a number of roles over several years. In 1996 he was awarded the OBE for services to conservation. Also in 1996 he became Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Finance of the Worldwide Fund for Nature and was acting Chief Executive for a year.

"In 1986 he became General Manager of Thames Water’s Rivers Division looking after all aspects of the Thames basin including flood defence, navigation, pollution control, water resources, recreation and conservation. Les now works as a Charity Consultant and is a Trustee of several charities." [1]

"In 1996 he joined WWF as Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Finance and Services. Since leaving WWF in 2003 Les has worked as a consultant to many charities. Recently he also spent some time as acting Director of Finance of Natural England. He is also a Hon. Treasurer for several charities including the Ponds Conservation Trust and the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust. "[2]


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  1. Council, Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust, accessed April 30, 2009.
  2. CHEM Trust Trustees, organizational web page, accessed March 27, 2012.