Leslie has been involved in athletics since aged 12 as an endurance athlete before becoming both a club and league secretary. She was appointed Convenor of the Track & Field Commission in 2019, after being President of scottishathletics from 2011-2019. Leslie is also a member of the UKA Competition Strategy Group.
She is an active Level 4 field official and has officiated at UKA TV meetings as well as being an infield announcer. Leslie plays a lead role co-ordinating the Youth Development League in Scotland in addition to being secretary of the Scottish Women’s Athletics League and the Scottish National U17/U20 League.
Leslie has extensive Team Management experience – ranging from Celtic Games (where she was also previously a competitor) through to Commonwealth Games where she was Team Scotland Athletics Team Manager at Manchester and Melbourne and General Team Manager with responsibility for Transport & Logistics at Delhi, Glasgow and Gold Coast.
Leslie was awarded an MBE for services to athletics in 2018.