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Hunter Chair, Lindy Hyam

Lindy has more than 20 years of leadership experience at board and chief executive officer levels in the private and public sectors across regional and urban Australia and internationally.

She has worked with a diverse range of organisations of all sizes and governance structures, across three levels of government and from large corporates to not-for-profit.

Lindy’s experience has involved a focus on regional planning, city revitalisation in urban and regional environments and on catalyst projects through her recent roles on Newcastle and Singleton Councils and included emergency and natural disaster management, water and sewerage management and coal mining development issues.

She has held a number of national agricultural roles including currently a member of the Sugar Research Australia Board and previously the CEO of Plant Health Australia, Executive Director of the Horticultural Research and Development Corporation and a board member of the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation.

Lindy has held many board roles across a range of disciplines in addition to agriculture including city leadership, health, airports, resources recovery, legal services, professional services, the environment and education. Lindy is currently a member of the Upper Hunter Air Quality Advisory Committee and of the Place Leaders Asia Pacific Board.

Under Lindy’s leadership, organisations have received a number of awards including national awards for export of education services, environmental and community engagement and state awards for place making, tourism, communication, youth and childcare services, libraries, innovation, environmental sustainability and financial management.

Lindy is a fellow of the AICD, has an MBA, a Bachelor of Education in Humanities and a Diploma of Teaching. She has also held a number of voluntary community and business roles including being NSW President of Women Chiefs of Enterprises International.

Contact Lindy: 0434 559 729