What Works Scotland manager

profile photo 3Lynda works closely with the What Works Scotland team and partners to ensure that What Works Scotland responds to the co-ordination, communication and reporting needs of its wide range of stakeholders and that the programme ultimately delivers its key objectives.

Lynda’s professional background

Lynda’s professional background and expertise is in the field of business and project management within the public and charity sectors

As Project Manager at Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park Authority, Lynda managed several complex partnership projects including ‘MoPark’ which, along with seven other European Parks, piloted new, environmentally friendly opportunities for accessing the National Park.  This project tested and evaluated Scotland’s first  ‘all abilities’, electric, solar-powered boat on Loch Lomond; electric golf buggies at Loch Katrine; a 3d glaciation map; and interactive interpretive journeys.

In her 11-year National Park career, Lynda managed a diverse range of other projects including communications; signage and visitor information; events; footpaths; and cycle ways. Latterly as Head of Business Services she coordinated the NPA’s corporate service and governance functions.

More recently Lynda worked at Scottish Throughcare and Aftercare Forum (STAF), a charitable membership organisation for practitioners and managers who work together to improve the life chances of young people leaving care in Scotland.  As STAF’s Head of Operations, she worked closely with the chief executive to develop new management systems to enable the organisation to support and respond to the introduction of the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014.

Lynda brings to What Works Scotland both practical experience of managing large partnership projects and insight of some aspects of public service delivery in Scotland.

Contact Lynda

Lynda is the central point of contact for general inquiries about What Works Scotland.

Lynda is based at the University of Glasgow.

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