Lyn project manages our big events and programmes. She works with clients to make sure that everything runs like clockwork, from initial planning to execution. She also crunches the numbers to analyse the performance and impact of our programmes.
Lyn was already a high-flier early on in her career. She joined Reed Recruitment's graduate training programme with a degree in Accountancy and Management Studies, and after only three months on the programme was seconded to work for the Chairman Alec Reed.
Her new role involved running Reed's charitable interests and so at just 22 Lyn took over the reins of Ethiopiaid, a charity with a £1m+ turnover.
At 27, Lyn also helped set up one of the first City Academies in London. She project managed the foundation of the Academy on behalf of the Alec Reed Academy, working with Fosters Architects, meeting the then-Education Minister David Miliband, and negotiating with teaching unions.
Leaving to fulfil her ambition to run her own business, Lyn then bought a hotel and pub in Hay-on-Wye and turned it into a successful, profitable business "I loved it, but it was totally life-consuming!"
When she's not glued to a spreadsheet you'll find Lyn making awesome jam and putting in the miles to prepare for her next cycling sportive.