Lucy is Pro Vice-Chancellor – Business and Engagement at Northumbria University and is Chairman of the Board of North East England Chamber of Commerce as well as holding a number of other non-executive roles including Deputy Chairman, Business Enterprise Group. Lucy was appointed Vice President in January 2017 and stepped down from the role in December 2017. She moved to the education sector following a successful career as a lawyer in private practice, having been a partner at first Eversheds, then Sintons in Newcastle.