Lynn has 15 years’ experience in the charity sector: in regulation, charity law and governance.
Lynn has worked with charities of all shapes and sizes, including during the seven years she spent at the Charity Commission, providing legal consents, bespoke one-to-one guidance and also in investigations. Since leaving the Commission Lynn has provided consultancy advice, training and project management support to a range of charities to develop their governance and become more effective organisations. She has also worked as an in-house expert, including as head of a new department at the Royal British Legion, transforming its management of >700 charitable trusts, introducing new ways of working and unlocking £40m from restricted funds that were no longer effective in meeting beneficiaries’ needs.
Lynn is also a trustee of a relatively large charity that works internationally and has served on the board of a small, local charity - so understands the joys and challenges of being a trustee and a volunteer. She is also a lay member of the Charity Law Association and is currently studying a Masters in Voluntary Sector Management at the Centre for Charity Effectiveness at CASS Business School.
Lynn believes that pretty much anyone can be a trustee; it’s about finding the right fit and the right support. She’s proud to have been involved in producing guidance for charities and their trustees, including writing Getting on Board’s own trustee recruitment guidance, and co-writing ICAEW’s online trustee training modules.