Lesley Salmon was appointed to Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer (CIO), Kellogg Company, in February 2019. She is a member of Kellogg Company’s executive committee. Lesley joined Kellogg in 2014 and served as the European CIO, with geographic coverage of all European countries, plus Russia, Egypt, and UAE. She had regional accountability for Information Technology, Global Business Services and the European Enterprise PMO. She played a key role in operational, tactical and strategic execution across all areas of the business, driving growth initiatives and delivering multi-million-dollar savings. Prior to Kellogg, Lesley had more than two decades of experience in the Consumer-Packaged Goods industry. She began her career with United Biscuits, spending 13 years working on major IT strategy and change initiatives, moving through the ranks from Junior Business Analyst to IT Controller. Following that, she moved to Premier Foods where she led the end-to-end SAP program and supported the integration of a major acquisition.
Lesley then moved across industries for five years, leading a major transformation of the IT function within Galaxy Optical, the largest Optical Manufacturer in the U.K.
Throughout her career, she has been a passionate leader and ally in Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (ED&I). She believes in creating a culture and teams where everyone feels they belong; amplifying her voice to support the advancement of women in technology. Lesley is the Executive Sponsor of the K Pride and Allies Business Employee Resource Group (BERG) which advocates for equality for LGBTQ+ communities around the world.
Lesley resides in Wigan, a small town in the North West of England.