Dame Lorna Boreland-Kelly, DBE JP FRSA 
Lorna has over 30 years’ experience of managing, leading and developing social care services, including a range of Social Care Academies in a number of Local Authorities across Children and Adult Services. Where she also project managed the setup of these Academies to attract, recruit, develop and retain social workers and managers.  She is a specialist around workforce development; setting up one of the first ever Social Work Academies for the London Borough of Croydon in January 2010. She received national recognition for this. Dame Lorna is an experienced senior manager and has worked as a consultant in a number of councils. As well as undertaking independent training and consultancy she has been involved in major transformation projects.

Dame Lorna has been the Chair of Lambeth College, a large Further Education college from 1992 to 2013. She has also served as the Vice-Chair of Governors in a Catholic Secondary School.  She remains an active Governor of a Primary school.  At the Judicial appointments commission, Dame Lorna was one of the five lay members. This was set up in 2006 to appoint judges in England and Wales. She has spoken and chaired national conferences and has also carried out commissioned work with the Home Office and led Reviews for Local Safeguarding Boards.