"Lesley Riddoch was our first choice when it came to chairing a public debate on the thorny topic of congestion charging"
Kenny, City of
"She has that unusual combination of a high intellect and a homely approach; courting controversy without making people's hackles rise.Lesley Riddoch chairs a meeting rather like Jeremy Paxton conducts an interview. She is provocative, yet professional; coaxing yet challenging. Lesley's presence is guaranteed to energise the most lethargic meeting"
Professor R Malcolm W Horner, Dundee University, Building a Better Tayside Week.
"This is the 2nd time I have seen Lesley Riddoch chair a public meeting...She is terrific, quick, fair, sharp, funny and in control."
Suzanne Wood, Policy Adviser, General Medical Council
"Lesley injected our Offshore Oil Business Breakfast with pace, enthusiasm and wit. She expertly embraced a specialist subject and drew informed recommendations from a notoriously cautious industry audience. If your event needs an engaging catalyst who delivers – Lesley is your woman! We couldn’t recommend her highly enough.”
Louise Nicholson, Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce
"The Chair of our three-day Global Impact conference – featuring more than 30 leading historians from half a dozen countries -- was Lesley Riddoch, selected as the individual most able to weave together an array of tricky and sometimes controversial themes in a way that would connect speakers and audience. Lesley’s research and preparation in advance was meticulous and her unique personality and approach added the desired spice to the proceedings. Feedback from delegates was hugely positive and Lesley’s contribution to the success of the event is undoubted"
Fiona Hampton, Highland Council
Paul Devoy, Financial Sector Skills Council, Edinburgh Industry Dinner
“Lesley's presentation on effective communications at the Science Policy Success conference got the most positive feedback of all the dozen or so sessions during the two days. Her performance was something of a tour-de-force stimulating and re-energising the audience."
Phil Taylor, Scottish Crop Research Institute