Lynda has worked in the Creative and Development sectors for over 26 years and has worked in Kensington and Chelsea since 2008. She is passionate about using arts and culture to improve wellbeing in the community and the professionalism of artists and creative practitioners. Lynda is currently a trustee on the Ebony Steel Band Trust and a member of RBKC's Arts Grants Advisory Panel where she brings a cultural insight to applications from artists and groups which are traditionally underrepresented.
In 2016 Lynda founded Maestro7 CIC a Creative Management Consultancy to follow a desire to work independently with creative partners. She specialises in Strategic Management, Project Management, Programme Development, Fundraising and Audience Engagement. Local projects she has helped to deliver include the Notting Hill Carnival Pioneers Festival 2013-2018 (with Les Palmer MBE), the Portobello Art Gallery 2011-2013 (with Ron Best RCA), the first Creative Apprenticeship programme in the borough (2014-2016) and a specially designed Social Enterprise training course for local residents at Kensington & Chelsea College, Wornington Road (2018).
Lynda (AKA DJ Ade) also established Nzinga Soundz one of the UK’s longest running, all women sound systems and was the first Record Buyer of African descent at Virgin Records, (Oxford Street, London) where she established the Reggae & Soca 12 inch and World Music departments. She has presented papers at various creative and academic conferences on the theme of gender, resilience and the role of women within sound system culture.