Lloyds Banking Group
Lesley Wan is Corporate Real Estate Counsel for Lloyds Banking Group where her legal team is responsible for all mainstream real estate lending activities nationwide. She has been with the bank for 9.5 years and was the driving force behind the launch of the Loan Market Association facility documentation for the real estate finance market in the UK. She continues to play an active role in supporting the growth of LMA documentation for the property sector.
Lesley is an avid supporter of the InterLaw Diversity Forum and regularly appears on panels in support of LGBT issues including for the Law Society of England & Wales and Purple Reign and has been a member of glaad in Los Angeles since 2004. She also champions a number of other CSR/charitable initiatives including being the founder and Chair of Through the Looking Glass Charity which inspires talented young students from less affluent areas to realise their potential; in 2014, she successfully persuaded the House of Fraser to support the Suited & Booted Charity by launching a nationwide campaign to raise awareness and encourage the public to donate suits. Lesley also leads Lloyds Bank’s Breakthrough Mentoring programme (which now has more than 11,000 members across the bank) designed to identify, retain and progress talented women in the organisation.
Lesley previously worked in private practice as a lawyer at Allen & Overy and Norton Rose in London and Russell McVeagh in NZ.