Alicja Lesniak


‘Connor Broadley really listen, and completely understand me. They provide original thinking and I trust them entirely to steer me through the carefully considered financial strategy we have created together.’

Life Line

1951 – Born in Poland

1954 – Arrives in the UK at age of 3. Family initially in Daglingworth transit camp in Gloucester, before moving to Cirencester, but father goes to Scotland

1963 – Ribston Hall Grammar School, having attained one of the highest 11+ marks in the UK

1972 – Leaves Imperial College, London with a maths degree and joins Arthur Andersen to become a Chartered Accountant

1975 – Joins Warner Brothers Record Company as Finance Director

1979 – Returns to Arthur Andersen as Managing Partner

1987 – Enters advertising, running WPP’s Europe office

1994 – Joins BBDO and stays until 2006, 4 years after ‘retirement’

2007 – Joins AEGIS as CFO

2009 – Leaves AEGIS to pursue a plural career, to include board positions at Channel 4, SThree, Tullow Oil, BSI and Next15

2013 – Diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin lymphoma

Nowadays, Alicja is looking forward to being ‘a lady of leisure’, learning Polish, attending lectures, and indulging her love of London, especially museums and the theatre.