Laura Leslie is another of our Associate Partners. A native of Northern Ireland, Laura’s career in communications began at Scottish Widows, before a move to Lloyds Banking Group for a three-year spell in the Group’s Insurance and Scotland communications team. During her time at Lloyds, she managed the bank’s public affairs activity in Scotland and worked on Scottish Widows’ thought leadership programme and the Bank of Scotland’s research campaigns.
In late 2013, Laura joined the TSB communications team to support the launch and IPO of the new bank, leading on political engagement at Westminster and Holyrood. Laura, who cares for the unusual partnership of a rabbit and a South African Boerboel dog, was seconded from TSB to Charlotte Street Partners in January 2015 and was brave enough to join permanently a year later. As well as client-facing duties, Laura is responsible for running the Associate team and works closely with our graduate researchers.