Nicola Lynch is an independent evaluator and social value consultant working across the UK and Ireland. Until recently, Nicola was the National Lead on Civil Society for Social Value UK and is qualified to Advanced Practitioner status by Social Value International. Her work is informed by the best principles of stakeholder-empowered qualitative research. She supports organisations to understand, articulate, measure and maximise their impact through the application of the social value principles – putting people and planet first.
Previously, Nicola has worked in senior management positions in civil society organisations across a range of sectors including community development, mental health, employment and skills and youth offending. She was the founding director of a social enterprise providing early years childcare.
Nicola is a regular speaker at events and an experienced trainer on a range of topics, including Theory of Change, relevant to improving impact delivery, measurement and management. She delivers NEF’s training on Theory of Change.