Lesley, also known as the Shark Warrior, is an award-winning ocean and shark conservationist, filmmaker, photographer, environmental writer, inspirational speaker, expedition leader, campaigner, author and activist.

She is the founder and CEO of AfriOceans Conservation Alliance, a non-profit organization in South Africa, an avid diver of over 25 years, and a Dive Master.

Labelled an extreme conservationist, Lesley raises awareness about the plight of our oceans through her compelling awareness campaigns for which she freedives and breathholds while surrounded by sharks. Included in her growing list of accolades is her induction into the Women Divers Hall of Fame.