Lorraine’s story begins in the back garden of the family home. As a child, Lorraine was fascinated by everything that grew, crawled, scurried and flew. She spent hours in the garden watching the ants, the ladybirds, the snails, the worms and all of the other wonders of nature. The seed was planted.
The seed, fed and watered by David Attenborough, Gerald Durrell, David Bellamy, volunteering for the Trust for Conservation Volunteers, fundraising and support for the WWF and a growing awareness of the climate and environmental crises grew into a social entrepreneur, activist and environmentalist. Lorraine’s aim is to leave the world better than she found it. She lives by the mantra ‘Stop talking and start doing’.
‘I will never forget that back garden and all the plants and animals that made me the conservationist that I am today.’
Lorraine trained at Camberwell College of Arts, University of the Arts London as a paper conservator. She specialised in the conservation and preservation of archives, focusing on photographs, film and sound. Lorraine is an accredited conservator.
Lorraine founded LFCP in 2003.
Lorraine is a co-founder and the Chair of the Institute of Conservation’s, Environmental Sustainability Network. She is a member of the Climate Heritage Network, Heritage Declares, an associate of Climate Museum UK and a signatory of the Terra Carta. Lorraine works closely with the environmental sustainability groups and movements in cultural heritage.
Lorraine is a Trustee of the Institute of Conservation (Icon). She is a committee member of the Icon Professional Standards Development Committee ensuring that cultural heritage upholds its standards and works to ensure a diverse and inclusive workforce. Lorraine was Chair of the Icon Ethics Task and Finish Group which published the Icon Ethical Guidance in 2020.