Dr Lynn is an Economic and Social Anthropologist. With governance experience spanning more than 20 years, Dr Lynn is Independent Chair of Infometrics Limited, a former director of TANZ eCampus (online education), and formerly on the Governance Committee of the Tertiary Accord of New Zealand.

A former entrepreneur, Dr Lynn developed award-winning intelligent technology for the global food industry. More recently, her work has involved economic development in Wellington and Marlborough, teaching and research performance improvement at Victoria University, and significant industry and tertiary education consulting through Mandolin Associates.

Dr Lynn is the former Chief Executive of BERL Economics, former Chair of the Innovation Partnership Forum on the digital economy and former Chief Executive of the Universal College of Learning (UCOL).

An advocate of life-long learning that supports the wellbeing of individuals and equal access to opportunity; Dr Lynn is a competent leader, analyst and strategist who has worked across a wide range of economic sectors.