Lynne is is our Chair of Trustees, she joined Key’s board in 2014, and in 2017 took over as Chair. She brings more than 40 years of housing experience to Key, including a role as chief executive of Irwell Valley Housing Association.
She has extensive experience of supporting the groups of society that Key also works with. During her tenure as manager of Bolton Young Persons’ Housing Scheme, she led a project to set up overnight emergency accommodation for young people in Bolton. She also worked for three years as a Director of Raise the Youth, a community interest company that works to support vulnerable young people, many of whom are often excluded from school.
Following her retirement in 2015, Lynne has taken on a number of volunteer roles which support her motivation to help people find a firm base in their life from which they can grow. In addition to her role at Key, she helps to run the weekly Nature Café as part of the local Incredible Edible group and is an active member of Walmsley Unitarian Chapel.
Lynne’s passion for supporting people into accommodation and extensive experience of the housing and local authority sector drives the board’s ethos and approach, ensuring our decisions and discussions reflect the charities core mission of building better lives. Her leadership experience also ensures Key’s trustees are supported to fulfil their duties and given equal voice around the board table.