Foolproof Group, Europe’s largest specialist user experience practice, has promoted Leslie Fountain to Managing Director. Leslie joined Foolproof as Experience Design Director in 2011, shortly after the company joined forces with Flow Interactive, to lead the consultancy team during integration.

In her new role Leslie will head up the management team focusing on the day-to-day management of the business. Founders Peter Ballard and Tom Wood remain the joint Shareholders and will focus on expansion into new markets, developing and refining services, and working closer with project teams as advisors.

Peter explains: “It’s time to play to our strengths as Founders in pursuing new strategic initiatives. Leslie’s depth and breadth of experience managing teams of UX specialists means we’ll be putting the day-to-day running of Foolproof in the safest of hands.”

Leslie has over 15 years of experience in human factors application, and has specialist skills in designing and managing user-centred design, user experience research, usability, and accessibility projects across a number of countries. She was previously joint Managing Director of System Concepts, a usability and accessibility consultancy.

Innovation is the key to success for UX consultancies, believes Leslie. “Foolproof has a visionary team and an innovation-driven culture dedicated to creating long-term value for both consumers and brands – finding the ‘win/win’. I’m looking forward to managing this talented team and, with the Shareholders, leading the team in achieving our vision for the business.”

Published on: 11:26AM on 12th March 2012