Lynn Shepherd

Lynn took over as Executive Chair of Venture Fest in September 2014 and is determined to use the skills, expertise and business network gained from her ten years as Group Director of Communications at Oxford Instruments plc, the first commercial spin out from Oxford University over 50 years ago.

Lynn retired in March, but was with Oxford Instruments for 16 years and was active in supporting business and science in Oxfordshire and the UK. She was responsible for all external and internal communications, including brand, corporate reputation and visual identity. This will help her achieve her aim to build on the Venturefest Oxford brand, widen the people it reaches and increase its visibility in Oxfordshire through year long events and activities.

Lynn has lived and worked in Oxfordshire for 25 years. Her husband is a retired police officer, and her younger son, also a police officer is stationed in Oxford. Her older son studied for his MSc at St Hugh’s, and she now has four wonderful grandsons.