Lynne O'Hare

Lynne O'Hare

Chief Portfolio Officer, High Value Manufacturing Catapult

Dr Lynne O’Hare joined the High Value Manufacturing Catapult in November 2023 as Chief Portfolio Officer, where she oversees the comprehensive portfolio of programmes at HVM Catapult and has responsibility for fostering and growing collaboration across the network.

In a career spanning more than two decades, Lynne has established herself as an innovative and systematic thinker, passionate about the future of advanced manufacturing, and about bringing people and partnerships together to drive innovation and impact.

Before joining HVM Catapult, Lynne spent seven years in senior leadership roles in the Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC) and National Manufacturing Institute for Scotland (NMIS), where she played a pivotal role in the foundation, development and growth of both centres from 2009.

Lynne is a Chartered Mechanical Engineer and before moving to commercial and strategic roles worked in a range of technical disciplines including computational fluid dynamics, prosthetics and hot metal forming.