Lyndy has worked in the literature and publishing sectors for over 35 years, ranging from owning a chain of bookshops across the UK to being Managing Director of Hay Festival for 20 years.
She is a highly experienced events producer, creator and curator, and a freelance international consultant for arts and cultural events.
Now working closely with organisations across the UK and worldwide such as the National Trust, British Council, Commonwealth Foundation, Queens Park Book Festival, York Festival of Ideas, Jaipur Literature Festival and Ubud Writers & Readers Festival through her events company – Handheld Events.
She is currently also working on a major research project for the Arts Council Wales and the National Museums Wales.
To keep her grounded, Lyndy, also co-owns a small herd of ponies that are trained to be faithful pack ponies, leading guests and carrying their equipment across the Cambrian Mountains, to enjoy the stunning scenery and the great outdoors.
Lyndy retains an honorary role with Hay Festival and is a Trustee of Hay Castle and is a Director of the LoveReading LitFest.