Leslie Howatt

Managing Director

Leslie is a managing director, and Protiviti’s technology consulting solution and diversity, equity, and inclusion lead. She specialises in digital and technology strategy as well as transformational change with over 25 years’ experience across consulting, industry, and government sectors. She has extensive experience designing and delivering large-scale change initiatives across organisations in Australia, New Zealand, Asia and North America. Leslie has experience across industries including financial services, transport & aviation, utilities & energy, consumer products & retailing and telecommunications, while also being a champion for diversity and inclusion.

Before joining Protiviti, Leslie was a Partner at EY, the CIO for APRA and held senior technology management roles with ANZ Banking Group, Babcock & Brown Limited, Macquarie Group, Mars Inc. and EnergyAustralia. Prior to these, Leslie worked with Accenture in both Sydney and Toronto.

Areas of Expertise

  • Technology strategy & operations
  • Transformational change
  • Process improvement

Industry Expertise

  • Retail and consumer products
  • Telecommunication
  • Financial services
  • Transport and aviation
  • Utilities and energy


  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (Honours), Queen’s University at Kingston Ontario Canada
  • Advanced Business Management Program from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University