Ms. Lesley Yates is the Director of Government Relations and Advocacy for the Australian Automotive Aftermarket Association.
Lesley has spent the past 20 years designing and delivering public policy, political and community campaigns. Her strategic skills have been sharpened throughout her career by working on all sides of public policy – In previous roles, she has been a public servant, a political advisor, a lobbyist and a community activist. Lesley’s current role is to advocate for the independent aftermarket, representing automotive workshops, manufacturers, distributors, and retailers of automotive parts and accessories, tools and equipment in Australia. She represents our industry to government bodies, the media and consumers and in the past five years, she has been a frequent visitor to Federal Parliament advocating for fair and open competition in the automotive industry.