Lucy first jointed Co-operation Ireland in 2005.  Since then she has undertaken a number of roles in the organisation, managing cross border and cross community projects and programmes.  After a period of secondment with the Northern Ireland Civil Service, Lucy returned to Co-operation Ireland in 2018 to manage the Communities in Transition project, funded by the Executive Office as part of the Executive Action Plan on Tackling Paramilitarism, Criminality and Organised Crime. 

Lucy has a Post Graduate Diploma in Organisation and Management from Queen's University, Belfast, Master of Arts Degree in Healthcare Ethics from the University of Leeds and Bachelor of Arts Degree in Philosophy and Social Anthropology.