Lynn left her native Glasgow in 1983 with an Accountancy degree and qualified as an accountant with Sunderland and South Shields Water Company in 1987. She remained with the company when it became North East Water then Northumbrian Water until January 1997 when she moved to the Institute of Water as General Secretary.
Lynn is an athletics coach and a former international Marathon runner, having represented Scotland at two Commonwealth Games and held the Scottish record from April 1989 to November 1991. She has also represented GB at distances from 15k to 100k. Lynn also follows football and is an adopted Inverness Caledonian Thistle fan. Away from work Lynn is most likely to be found at the athletics track coaching Houghton Harriers.
Lynn was appointed as Chief Executive and a Board Member in December 2007. As Chief Executive Lynn oversees the day to day running of the Institute and manages a team of 3 full time staff. Lynn also takes on an ambassadorial role and is often promoting the good work of the Institute amongst other Chief Executives and senior leaders across the water sector.
In addition to her work as Institute of Water Chief Executive Lynn was also a Founder Director of the Society for the Environment, where she served as Treasurer for 8 years, and a trustee of Utilities and Service Industries Training Limited – a charity providing grants and bursaries for education and training.
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