Lynne Atkin MBE joined the Board of Trustees at Action for Children in January 2022.

Lynne has over 30 years experience within HR, and her last executive role was for Barclays where she was the HR Director for Barclays UK plc.

Lynne worked in the energy industry for 11 years as HR Director for the energy supply business, supporting the business through privatisation.

Lynne is passionate about diversity and inclusivity in Talent Management and Early Careers, becoming the driving force behind the Bank’s Apprenticeship Programme, and culture and engagement in driving business performance.

She was awarded an MBE for services to HR in Banking in 2017. She was also Vice Chair of the Women’s Business Council, which is part of the initiatives led out of the Government Equalities Office.

Lynne holds qualifications in Business, Finance and HR strategy from Harvard, Stanford and Leeds Metropolitan University.