Lawrence is an Internal Audit and Risk Assurance specialist with substantial and varied public and private sector experience, able to identify opportunities and add value by providing effective solutions to business challenges, whilst providing risk evaluation and assurance opinion on Control, Compliance, Effective Value and Corporate Governance at Board level.
Lawrence joined the SMT in 2014 as a volunteer with specific interest in social history and railways and joined the Board on November 2015.
Coming to Scarborough some 30 years ago to head up Internal Audit and Risk Management at Scarborough Building Society, he was also a governor at Yorkshire Coast College being both Chair of the Audit Committee and Vice Chair of the Corporation. Later moving into the public sector specifically in the NHS and education (higher and further sectors), which he found immensely interesting. He has also lectured and facilitated in Business Management at a professional level.
Completing the Open University Humanities foundation course cemented his interest in the arts and museums.