HR Director, UK and Ireland
As HRD for Enterprise Holdings in the UK and Ireland, Leigh Lafever-Ayer is responsible for human resources, talent and diversity activities. She has over 29 years of experience with the company and has held a variety of roles in operations, management, talent development and human resources.
Enterprise has been recognized by The Times as a Top 50 Employer for Women each year since the award’s inception in 2005. Leigh sponsors the Enterprising Women employee network, a Lean In mentoring circle and created DRIVE, an internal magazine profiling the success of women at Enterprise in the UK and Ireland.
In 2017 and 2018, Leigh was included the Financial Times Champions of Women in Business list compiled by the FT and OUTstanding HERoes. In 2018, the company was also included in Business in the Community’s Best Employers for Race, received the 2018 Race Equality Leadership Award for their Diversity Scorecard and ranked in the top 10 companies in the Social Mobility UK Index.
Outside her role at Enterprise, Leigh is a member of Business in the Community’s Gender Equality Leadership Team and on the advisory board for Global Diversity Practice and for Bridge Builders Mentoring Scheme. Leigh lives in Surrey with her husband, Trace, and her eleven year old daughter, Alexandra.