“Lynne has the experience, skills and confidence that the organisation needs,” said Ruth Markland, chairman of WRVS. “Her decision to join is a vote of confidence in our plans to do more to improve the quality of life for older people.”
Berry has been chief executive of the General Social Care Council since 2001. She joined from the Equal Opportunities Commission, where she spent two years, also as chief executive.
She began her career as a social worker in London before becoming a lecturer in social care and then a social services inspector. Berry was appointed chief executive of the Family Welfare Association, a social care charity, in 1991.