Based at the Auckland Centre Lynley is leading activities associated with External Engagement with a focus on the greater Auckland region. Priority is building effective relationships with key alumni, local government, institutional and international partners. Lynley is a member of the Senior Management Team of the External Engagement Division.
Lynley has many years' experience in strategic marketing, international business and commercialisation roles primarily within the science, agriculture, food and beverage, healthcare and pharmaceutical sectors. Lynley has considerable experience working across both the public and private sectors and previous roles include sector management, development and engagement positions for the University of Auckland, Plant & Food Research Ltd and 3M Pharmaceuticals where she received a Global Marketing Award.
Lynley has also worked within the Biological Industries team within the Science Investments Group at the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) in Wellington and in a private consultancy capacity Lynley has supported a wide range of clients in New Zealand and offshore. Currently Lynley is involved in a multiyear development project in Vietnam funded by the NZ Aid Programme.
Lynley has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Canterbury and a Graduate Diploma in Business from the University of Auckland