Partner, Deloitte Access Economics
Lynne is Office Managing Partner of Deloitte Canberra, leading the national Health Economics and Social Policy practice. Formerly Chair of Access Economics, she won the Telstra Business Woman of the Year Award ACT 2008 for pioneering and building the Access Economics’ health practice into a global business that now spans five continents.
Prior to joining Access Economics, Lynne worked for a decade in the Australian Government departments of Treasury, Defence and Foreign Affairs and Trade, as well as for Senator Gareth Evans to develop Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation and to compile the book Australia’s Foreign Relations.
Lynne is also a World Health Organization advisor, Medical Journal of Australia reviewer, and ABC (Australian Broadcasting Commission) spokeswoman on health and social issues. She has authored hundreds of reports and contributed to books and journal articles on health conditions (including chronic diseases and risk factors such as obesity), policy reform, financing and funding, workplace health and safety, pharmaceuticals and technologies, e-health, homelessness, child protection, domestic violence, welfare reform and social inclusion. She has special interests in mental health, rural health, women’s health and Indigenous health.
Lynne’s first degree was a Bachelor of Economics with first class Honours from the University of Adelaide. In 2010, Lynne also wrote ‘Reality Check: work life balance’ which quantifies the impacts of work life conflict and provides evidenced based solutions for achieving equilibrium. In 2012 she launched her new website ‘HealthEdata’, at the Health Informatics Conference in Sydney.
In addition to her business success, Lynne has a passion for giving back to her community through challenging fundraisers that have included climbing Mt Kilimanjaro, scaling peaks in Nepal and Patagonia, trekking the Tour de Mt Blanc, spearheading CEO Sleep outs in sub-zero temperatures, leading Swimathons and endurance hikes.
Area of expertise
- Life Sciences and Health Care.
Professional membership and qualification
- BEc (First Class Honours)
- Reviewer for the Medical Journal of Australia and British Medical Journal
- World Health Organisation Global Burden of Disease Specialist Expert
- ABC Spokesperson on health economics
- ACT Telstra Business Woman of the Year Award, 2008.