Director, Horticulture & Conservation (since 2010) / Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority
Lesley Hammersley joined the Botanic Gardens & Parks Authority in December 2000 as manager of biodiversity conservation, and was formally appointed as director of horticulture and conservation in October 2010 after fulfilling the role in an acting capacity for the previous 14 months. Ms Hammersley is responsible for all onground activities in Kings Park and Botanic Garden & Bold Park including bushland conservation and management, all horticultural activities, cultural heritage, asset and infrastructure management, and the management of capital works projects and other developments. Prior to that, Ms Hammersley had extensive experience managing a botanic garden and involvement with
plant nurseries and landscape development for private enterprises.