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Lynn Brown

Lynn Brown


Lynn Brown was Executive Director of Financial Services at Glasgow City Council between 2003-2016 where she was responsible for an annual budget of £2.4 billion, a capital programme of £1 billion and a pension fund valued at £18 billion.

She was also responsible for a significant programme of reform and transformation during her tenure which involved widespread stakeholder engagement including elected members, the Scottish Government, staff, the public, third sector and partner organisations.

A highly experienced public finance accountant, she holds an MA Honours degree in History from the University of Edinburgh and is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) and a former Chair of CIPFA in Scotland.

Having joined the SPA as interim Chief Executive in October 2019, Lynn was appointed permanent Chief Executive in March 2021 following a robust and open recruitment selection.