Head of pay, reward and diversity & inclusion
UK Intellectual Property Office
A career civil servant and HR professional, Lesley Babb’s roles within the UK Intellectual Property Office (IPO) span 20 years. In her current role, Babb leads on the development and implementation of two multi-year people strategies on inclusion and reward that support making the IPO a ‘Brilliant Place to Work’ so it can ‘Create a World-leading IP Environment’. Babb is a Stonewall workplace ally and a champion for mental health awareness. In four of the past five years, she has led the reform on the IPO’s pay system, negotiating changes to make the pay system fairer for everyone.