Lynne has been a Governor of Burton and South Derbyshire College since April 2005 and is Chair of the Audit Committee and a member of the Remuneration and Search & Governance Committees.
She works as a public sector consultant through her company Smith Clovis Ltd. Originally qualifying as a solicitor in 1983, having graduated from Birmingham University and Chester Law College, she worked in private practice before moving into Local Government, where she held various posts. Most recently at East Staffordshire Borough Council, she was the Assistant Chief Executive (Community Affairs), which included the Local Strategic Partnership, the Community Safety Partnership and partnerships generally, PR, consultation and communication, race relations and the voluntary and community sector. Her other interests include being a non-executive director of South Staffordshire Primary Care Trust; mentoring and mediation and the not for profit sector.