Lynda is Skills and Capability Director, a role created to address the significant challenges in engineering skills by working across government, industry, Armed Forces and academia on skills development.
Current Chair of the DGP Skills Group, Lynda leads a team to develop a digital skills programme for the defence sector through upskilling and reskilling our employees.
As a strong supporter of inclusion in all forms, Lynda has promoted equality for many years. She believes that in this time of severe skills shortages, it is simply good business to develop talent in all of our people and this should be a priority for any organisation.
Lynda has been an HR professional for 30 year, most recently as HR Director for Leonardo Defence Electronics Division UK, where she was responsible for 4,500 employees.
Lynda has an MA in English Literature and Language from Edinburgh University and is a long-standing member of CIPD.