Lesley Fraser

Director, Housing and Social Justice

Lesley Fraser

Lesley Fraser has been Director for Housing and Social Justice (and its predecessor, Housing, Regeneration and Welfare) since August 2013.


The Director of Housing and Social Justice is responsible for increasing housing supply and improving housing quality, social security policy and delivery, and social justice and regeneration


Prior to this, Lesley worked in a range of posts within the Scottish Government since 2001 including:

  • Primary care
  • Children and Families
  • Strategy and performance
  • Tourism and major events

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.