Lecki Ord has been involved in executive positions in community organisations for the past forty years. They all involved understanding individuals’ desires to contribute to making a better world through working together in organisations. She spent six years as a councillor of the City of Melbourne and was Lord Mayor in 1987–88, the first woman in that position.
Professionally, Lecki has worked as an architect and director of a small strategic facility planning business for thirty-five years. Now retired from this practice, she is using her experience and skills to address the environmental challenges of this time, more specifically to assist in repairing the damaged Australian environment, and spends at least two days a week revegetating Westgate Park with its Friends group.