Lesley Drake

Partnership for Child Development

Lesley Drake is committed to child development issues and has focused her career on translating quality research into holistic and operational solutions for comprehensive school health and nutrition (SHN). Her work, in partnership with leaders from multiple sectors, has contributed to global efforts to achieve equitable Education for All (EFA).

With over 20 years’ experience in advancing global SHN, Lesley has managed the Partnership for Child Development (PCD) since 2007 while simultaneously leading the development of Deworm the World. Lesley currently acts as Deputy Director of the London Centre for Neglected Tropical Disease Research and continues to maintain her role as Executive Director of PCD.