Lisa is a Trustee of COCO. Lisa’s career in the marketing industry began at Harrods in Knightsbridge and included the job of Assistant Director of Marketing at the 1990 National Garden Festival at Gateshead, as well as working with leading marketing agencies on many well-known campaigns on a world-wide basis. Lisa has also worked with local authorities and the regional development agency One NorthEast on economic development for the region.

She has  played a key role in promoting the North East's assets and business in her career over three decades, including managing several well-known marketing campaigns that have gained world-wide recognition - not least the award-winning "Passionate People Passionate Places" campaign.

Lisa’s recent role as Head of Marketing and Communications at the Port of Tyne included supporting the development of the new opportunities presented by renewable energy as well as growth across the Port's bulk cargoes, car terminals, logistics, estates and cruise and ferry businesses.