Nacro Council member since 2017

With a career covering acute healthcare, mental health, health in criminal justice and Local Authority social services, Lynn originally qualified as a diagnostic radiographer before qualifying as a social worker and working in a wide range of health and community settings.

Focusing on mental health and people with complex needs, Lynn championed the requirement to improve access to services, based on a person-centred approach, and reduce health inequalities.

Working strategically across the Department of Health and NHS, Lynn worked to inform policy by linking academic research into service development; including the voluntary and private sectors. She then led NHS commissioning and quality monitoring within NHS England and supported the establishment of local, regional and national governance structures.

Working as a senior manager, Lynn gained in-depth experience of partnership working within and across a wide range of sectors and strategic development across Government departments.

Lynn now works independently and holds several Non-Executive Director, Special Advisor and Trustee roles across the not-for-profit and regulatory sector. She has also published the Jasper and Milo series of books for children and is developing an approach to encourage First Reading.