Lay Member Governance
Les Jones started his career and qualified as an accountant in local government working for Glamorgan County Council, Slough Borough Council and the London Borough of Harrow.
He then worked for Thames Water for many years in both financial and operational roles. After several years with the National Rivers Authority as Regional Director of the Thames Region, he entered the Third Sector working for WWF-UK as its Director of Finance, Deputy Chief Executive and for a time, Chief Executive.
Since leaving WWF-UK in 2003 Les has pursued a portfolio career working as a charity consultant for Haysmacintyre specialising in governance and risk management, organising the Honorary Treasurers Forum and the CFG Large Charities Special Interest Group. He has been a Director level interim manager several times including Acting Director of Finance for Natural England.
In his spare time Les is also the Honorary Treasurer of several charities includingincluding the Thames Rivers Trust and Chem Trust and he served on the Reading University Audit Committee for six years. His hobbies are gardening, reading and keeping fit.