Lesley Batchelor OBE

Queen’s Honours OBE for Institute of Export director general Lesley Batchelor

Lesley Batchelor, director general of the Institute of Export (IOE), has been appointed Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) by Queen Elizabeth II in her birthday honours, for services to Business.
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