Linda has been in education for most of her working life but she started out in the oil industry in Houston, Texas as a micropaleontologist after completion of a Master's degree. Linda has worked in education both at secondary and university level. For many years she worked at The Open University, initially in the Faculty of Science and later as part of a team working on curriculum design. Linda has been a Governor at Great Kimble Church of England School for 4 years and is currently vice-chair of the Board.
Linda has lived in the local area for over 15 years and has a pony, Harvey, who lives next door and helps keep her fit. Linda also enjoys gardening and helping to create beautiful interiors.