Executive Director Student Services and Communications, University of Canterbury

Lynn is passionate about making better connections between life-long learning, research and the business community, working together to grow and enrich our city and region.

She is currently Executive Director, Student Services & Communications at the University of Canterbury, responsible for international and domestic recruitment and all aspects of student experience for nearly 17,000 students, future employees in Canterbury and our next generation of leaders.

Lynn has held a variety of strategic, marketing, public affairs and general management roles in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors in New Zealand and Australia.   Her experience has included Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the electricity and financial services sectors, Barnardos and Grant Thornton.  She is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Directors and has had significant governance experience including at Totally Wellington, Social Ventures Australia, Barnardos and The Loft.

Lynn is a previous employee of the Chamber and understands the needs and aspirations of members from working closely with them. She is convinced of the urgency and need for the next phase of transformation of Christchurch, where the Chamber has responsibilities both to lead and support businesses to succeed.  

View Lynn's candidate video here.