Lynne has a degree in Chemistry, PGCE and Masters in Education Management. She taught chemistry in comprehensive schools from 1980 until 1999 and became department head at John Mason School. She then taught PGCE students at Reading before becoming a full time member of the science advisory team at Oxfordshire County Council’s education department. Since 2010 she has been a full-time consultant in science education and education management. She contributes to courses for teachers for the Oxfordshire Teaching Schools Alliance. Lynne joined the board of Trustees in September 2014.