Lord Lieutenant of Tyne and Wear, and Chair of the North East Local Enterprise Partnership
Lucy is a champion for the North East at a national level and throughout her career has highlighted the importance of the arts, culture and creative sectors.
A lawyer by background, she was Pro Vice -Chancellor at Northumbria University for 12 years until 2022 when she was appointed Lord Lieutenant of Tyne and Wear; the monarch's representative. During her time at Northumbria, Lucy was one of the main driving forces behind the university launching a campus in Amsterdam, overseeing the growth of the campus in London and substantially improving graduate employability. Lucy is also the chair of the North East Local Enterprise Partnership and until 2020, was the chair of the North East England Chamber of Commerce.
“Centre for Life is a fabulous asset for the region and, speaking as a non-scientist, my involvement with Life over the years, its exhibitions and events, have helped me look at the world differently.”
Our business model
Life is charity, built on an entrepreneurial business model which ensures that all of the income needed to cover operating costs is self-generated.
Over the last year, Life has continued its diverse purpose, to entertain, educate and inspire many different audiences.
Life is a charity, which aims to make science inspiring and relevant to the lives of all its visitors. You can support our work in a number of ways.
Work for Life
By joining Life, you’ll be part of a team that values equality and diversity, excellence, active learning, sustainability and an entrepreneurial spirit.