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Lynn is a highly experienced board member. Over the past 25 years she has served on private and public company boards, including listed, in the financial, property and retail sectors. She has also served on Government boards, both state and federal, as well as not-for-profit boards.

She’s currently a trustee of the IFRS Foundation. She’s also a mentor on the AICD Chair’s mentoring program as well as the ON innovation program at the ¬†CSIRO.

Lynn’s startup experience is longstanding. She was one of the original members of the startup team for American Express Cards in Australia and NZ as well as later in HK. She was also part of the team that established the first international property fund in Australia (Schroders International Property Fund) as well a private wholesale property fund (Schroders Private Property Syndicate). Based on this executive experience she co-founded a managed fund investment group (United Funds Management).

Her current startup is an Ideas Platform called IdeaSpies.

Her previous board positions include the Financial Reporting Council (Chairman), Noni B (Chairman),  Save the Children Australia, Good Beginnings Australia (Chairman), the External Reporting Board-NZ, GPT Funds Management, HSBC Bank Australia, Macquarie Goodman Group, the Foreign Investment Review Board, NSW Lotteries, Schroders Australia, MS Australia and CEDA.


Lynn’s career has also included positions as an executive coach, consultant, a compliance committee member for three major fund managers and chairman of a CEO syndicate.


Her executive experience focused on strategic marketing in the retail, property and financial industries. She was a Marketing Director for American Express Cards (Nth East Asia), Schroders Property, Citibank Cards (Australia) and David Jones.

Lynn is a Fellow of AICD and has an MBA from the AGSM, as well as an MA from the University of Sydney. She was awarded a Centenary Medal for services to Australian society through business and finance in 2003.