Lynne Berry

Lynne Berry

Chair, Commission on the Voluntary Sector and Ageing

Lynne Berry OBE is chair of the Commission on the Voluntary Sector and Ageing, deputy chair of the Canal and River Trust (formerly British Waterways), a non-executive director at Cambridge University Hospitals Foundation Trust and a senior fellow at Cass Business School, City University.

In March 2015 she was revealed as the chair of the new breast cancer charity that will be formed by the merger of Breast Cancer Campaign and Breakthrough Breast Cancer on 1 April.

She has had several chief executive posts, including WRVS, the General Social Care Council, the Equal Opportunities Commission and the Family Welfare Association and the Charity Commission.

She was a member of the Office of Civil Society Advisory Board and several Better Regulation Task Forces.

Lynne is a board member of the International Women’s Forum UK and co-chair of Women in Public Policy. She has received a number of national and academic awards and Cranfield University named her as one of the UK’s 100 women to watch.  She is a member of the Financial Times Non Executive Directors’ Advisory Board.

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The merger of Breast Cancer Campaign and Breakthrough Breast Cancer to form a new charity, Breast Cancer Now, cost £3m, according to the new charity's recently published accounts.

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