Dianne has worked in the UK public and not for profit sector for over 30 years, for much of that time at board level. She spent 20 years in local government as a public sector lawyer and manager, rising to become a Corporate Director at Cardiff Council and its most senior legal adviser. She then joined the National Assembly for Wales, to take on a variety of leadership roles, holding director level responsibility for a wide range of services, including finance, human resources, communications, building management and support for Members.
Dianne has high-level knowledge and experience in public sector law and governance, change management, and the establishment of new frameworks for major institutions. She has led significant change projects arising from local government reorganisation in Wales, devolution and the resulting institutional transformation.
Dianne took early retirement from full-time employment in 2012 and now holds several voluntary and non-executive board positions and occasional consultancy in the public, parliamentary and not for profit sector. She is a member of the board of the Hansard Society, a research and education charity, which works to strengthen parliamentary democracy and engagement in politics.