About the Trust

Lyn Cole

Non Executive Director

Lyn is Deputy Chair of the Appointments Committee of the General Pharmaceutical Council. Since December 2017, she has been a non-Executive Director at South Tyneside Integrated Care Limited (Haven Court). In addition, she is a Trustee at the Ernst and Young Foundation and also works as a leadership catalyst, coach and management consultant.


Lyn worked for the Big Lottery Fund (BLF) for 18 years holding several roles including England Director until February 2017. At BLF, she led a directorate with a budget of £450m pa and 400 staff. This role involved delivering and implementing strategy; managing change and restructures; operational management; and coaching individuals and teams to achieve high quality performance. She has an extensive track record of strategic direction, creative thinking, team building, collaboration, communication, financial management and change management. Prior to the BLF, Lyn worked in education, community development, urban regeneration and housing.


Married with three adult children and a granddaughter, Lyn was named in the 2016 New View 50 list as one of the top 50 most influential Black and Minority Ethnic people working in the public sector.