Lynne began her career as a Chartered Accountant when she trained with Arthur Andersen & Co in London and Leeds. She then moved into the corporate world, working for many years with Tate & Lyle, where she had several Financial leadership roles. She also worked on major integrations and mergers, which led her to join Cancer Research UK at its formation in 2002. She was Chief Financial Officer for 11 years, leading the technology, risk, finance and Treasury teams. Her interest in change and development meant she was involved in many developments there, including the Francis Crick Institute.
Recently, Lynne has worked with the YMCA, in a strategic support role to the CEO and Board and has taken on a Trustee role in the Tate & Lyle Pension Scheme. Lynne became Treasurer of Prostate Cancer UK in January 2018.