Director-General Corporate

Current role holder: Lesley Fraser

Lesley Fraser

Lesley Fraser took up the role of interim Director-General for Organisational Development and Operations in July 2019. This role became Director-General Corporate in March 2021.


The Director-General Corporate is responsible for organisational improvements.

This includes people and capability, staff engagement, ministerial support, communications, digital, legal services, facilities and estates, financial management, commercial and procurement functions.

The Director-General Corporate is a member of the Scottish Government's Corporate Governance Board.


Prior to this role, Lesley was Director for Housing and Social Justice since 2013.

She has also worked across tourism, strategy, children’s rights, wellbeing and primary care.

Before joining the Scottish Government, she worked for Tower Hamlets Council in London, English Heritage and the UK Government. Lesley was a historic buildings expert before becoming a civil servant.

She lives in Edinburgh with her husband and teenage daughter.