Lucy is CEO of COCO (Comrades of Children Overseas) an International Charity based in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. Lucy has worked at COCO for 18 years, working her way up from volunteer to a position of leadership, shaping the development and direction of COCO’s fundraising, governance and project management. Her major interests are led by a passion for international relations, equality, education, development, poverty alleviation and commitment to accountability.

Lucy sits on the Newcastle University Business School Alumni committee. Lucy is also a mentor to various people working in the sector.

Lucy studied Urban and Regional Geography at Sheffield Hallam University, after which she completed a Masters in Development Studies at the University of KwaZulu Natal in Durban, South Africa. In 2015 Lucy graduated from Newcastle University Business School with an MBA with distinction and was the chosen orator at the graduation ceremony.

An advocate for skill sharing and authenticity, Lucy regularly takes part in activities for COCO including trekking Mount Kilimanjaro running the Great North Run, Cycling across Maasai Land in Kenya and most recently trekking to Machu Picchu in Peru.