Lynda Burns Hussein – Chief Operating Officer

Lynda’s background is in programme and project management. She has worked on projects as diverse as the introduction of the Transport of London Oystercard in 2002 to most recently leading the re- design and delivery of investment funding to construction employers at the Construction Industry Training Board. Lynda brings substantial experience of change management, portfolio governance, assurance and project controls in local and central government, higher education, financial services and transportation.

Charlotte Milligan – Head of Policy and Communications

Charlotte spent more than 20 years at ITV Yorkshire as a journalist and was Political Editor and Head of Output for many years. Having left ITV at the end of 2008, Charlotte worked for a London/NE based public affairs company. This has involved creating both political and communication strategies for clients in the UK and the US. During this time Charlotte built up a wide network of contacts across the political spectrum and a thorough understanding of political procedure across a range of issues. Alongside this, Charlotte runs her own media training courses to teach senior executives how to create and deliver messages under pressure in a range of formats, including the broadcast media. Charlotte provides political and media support to the Conservative Yorkshire MP, Kevin Hollinrake, and is therefore regularly in Westminster and to other clients on an ad hoc basis.

Gemma Cash – Portfolio Administrator

Gemma is a qualified solicitor, graduating from Kings College London with a 2:1 and subsequently Guilford College of Law with distinction in 2005. She practiced as a family solicitor with a firm in Southampton for 6 years before moving up to Yorkshire. Her involvement in the CHAP dates from the drafting of the CHAP Consortium submission in 2015.  She brings to the role a wealth of background information and knowledge. Alongside her responsibilities as Portfolio Administrator, Gemma will assist external legal advisors and with the general administration of CHAP.

Michelle Diamond – Interim Finance Officer

Michelle is a qualified accountant with experience across many different industries including positions at BAE Systems, University of Manchester and BUPA. Michelle’s main responsibilities will be to improve the management reporting and review the financial processes and procedures within CHAP.

Kris Nellist – Interim Finance Officer

An experienced CFO with 20 years’ finance experience across multiple sectors, Kris is a strategic and commercially minded leader and business partner. He brings a background in building effective teams, developing and managing change, in addition to implementing business plans, an area he is focusing at CHAP.