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Lynda is an independent consultant offering strategic service management consultancy and education. She draws on her experience in outsourcing and consultancy organisations where she has worked extensively on pre-sales and transition of large application management (AM)  and business process (BPO) outsourcing deals involving offshore working. Service management is critical to enabling successful design and delivery of outsourced IT and BPO Services and it is this expertise combined with the in depth understanding of the bid cycle and transition that enables Lynda to add value.

Lynda has extensive experience of building new multi disciplinary consultancy practices and as a global head of service management. She has managed 300+ staff in UK, India, Europe and USA and worked internationally including 6 months in the USA plus extensive work in Europe and India.

Lynda has industry recognition as a thought leader in Service Management. Her work culminated in the publication of the International Standard, ISO/IEC 20000 (referred to as ISO20000). A keen advocate of the pragmatic use of best practice, Lynda is active in industry forums and on conference platforms as well as in publications. She chairs the BSI committee and represents the UK on the ISO committee for IT Service Management as the Principal UK Expert. She is an ITIL® Master and assessor. Lynda is qualified as an ISO/IEC 27001 Lead Implementer.

Qualifications & Memberships

Lynda Cooper is qualified as follows:

 - ITIL®Master qualified 

 - Project editor for ISO/IEC 20000-1 and ISO/IEC 90006

 - Chair of BSI committee on IT Service Management, member of committees on BPO, Outsourcing

 - UK Expert to the ISO committee on IT Service Management

 - ISO/IEC 20000 Consultant qualified

 - ISO/IEC 27001 Lead Implementer qualified, internal auditor

 - Approved trainer for APMG ISO/IEC 20000 consultant, auditor and foundation

 - APMG ITIL®Master assessor

 - APMG deputy chief examiner - ISO/IEC 20000 exam panel

 - APMG member of ISO/IEC 27001 exam panel

 - UKAS assessor

 - Member of BSI Accredited Consultant Programme

 - EXIN Champion and auditor

 - BSc (Hons), MBCS, CITP

 - COBIT Foundation qualified

 - Trained facilitator

 - Trained in PRINCE project management

 - Agile Scrum foundation





Lynda has a wide experience of customers, both public and private sector including:

 - ISO20000 consultancy for ITC Secure, Oxford University Press, Plymouth City Council, COLT telecom, Portugal Telecom, HBOS,  Sungard, Microsoft, iSOFT, Siemens, T-Systems

- Trainer for BSI Training, Quint, Ozona

 - UKAS assessor of certification bodies for ISO20000 and ISO27001

 - Auditor for EXIN, ITIL, ISO20000, ISO27000, Agile Scrum, ITIL Master

 - Exam panel member for APMG - ISO20000, ISO27000, ITIL Master

 - Consultancy (including internal audits, assessments, interim positions, improvement programmes, certification programmes)  for Steria, Police, NHS,  Belgian Federal Govt, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, US Army Defence Establishment, Barclays, Barclaycard,  BBL, Thames Water, Centrica, BT, O2, Diageo, GlaxoSmithKline , Northgate, Hitachi Data Systems

 - BCS - supported the development of the  Chartered IT Professional qualification and reviewer for SFIA framework.

Company history

Lynda set up Service 20000 in 2008 based close to London, England. Lynda has previously worked for:

 - Fox IT - as International Director of Consulting (UK and USA)

 - Xansa (now Steria Sopra) - as Global Head of Service Management (UK, USA, Europe, India)

 - OSI - as Head of Sourcing and Service Management consulting practice

 - FI Group - as Head of Consulting, Programme Director, Account Director

 - Coopers & Lybrand - as senior consultant