“I love the way that Mind the Gap challenges the discrimination that disabled people face, whilst entertaining audiences. I also love how the company has become an important part of Bradford’s cultural scene.”
From 2022 to 2024 Lynne is Co-Chair of the Board alongside Emma Gee. During this time, they hope to recruit new people to the Board and in particular, people with disabilities, young people, and people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds. This will help Mind the Gap to get even better at removing the barriers that make it difficult for some groups of people to get involved in the arts. Lynne joined the Board in February 2011 and is a member of the People and Home Action Group and of the Equalities Working Group.
Lynne retired from paid work in 2021 after working as a teacher of English for Speakers of Other Languages in and around Bradford and as an Equality and Diversity Manager in the local NHS.
In her spare time, Lynne enjoys walking in the Yorkshire Dales, reading, and jogging fairly slowly around her local park and along the canal in Keighley.