Since 2007 Lyn has worked for a range of clients including the London Development Agency on Olympic Legacy, New East Manchester Ltd, Blackpool Unitary Authority, Burnley Borough Council and Grangefield Estates.

Prior to setting up on her own, Lyn was a development director at New East Manchester from 1998 to 2007, where she led the regeneration of Ancoats Urban Village on the edge of Manchester city centre and the New Islington Millennium Community projects.

Prior to joining New East Manchester Lyn was Senior Development Manager at Amec Developments (now Muse Developments) between 1990 and 1998 where she led on the partnership with Manchester City Council for the regeneration of Hulme through the then Government's City Challenge initiative. She also led the team responsible for proposals for the Olympic Village as part of Manchester's Olympic bid. Lyn was also a key part of the team responsible for successfully negotiating Private Finance Initiative (PFI) projects for the Department of Social Security and the Ministry of Defence.

Lyn also spent a year as Development Manager at Lovell Urban Renewal, five years as Head of Property and Special Projects at Lancashire Enterprises Ltd and five years as Senior Project Manager at Central Lancashire Development Corporation. Lyn spent the first five years of her career as a Senior Operations & Maintenance Officer at Leeds City Council.

Lyn is a BA (Hons) Econ obtained at Leeds University's School of Economics.

On a voluntary basis, Lyn has been involved in the social housing movement for over 25 years, including being a founder member and director of both the Lune Valley Rural Housing Association and the Wyre Housing Association (the latter a large scale transfer of former local authority stock). Most recently she was a main board member of the Regenda Housing Group until 2009.