Lucy is Pro Vice-Chancellor for Business and Engagement at Northumbria University.
Previously a litigation lawyer, she has held a number of non-executive appointments in public and private organisations. She is Chairman of the Board of the North East Chamber of Commerce, is on the British Chamber of Commerce Board, and the Arts and Humanities Research Council.
Her OBE in the Queen’s Birthday 2014 Honours List recognised her services to higher education and the regional economy in the North East. She was appointed as Deputy Lieutenant of Tyne and Wear in 2014, and was High Sheriff of Tyne and Wear 2015-2016.