Over the 2020 Queen’s Birthday weekend, Lyn was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia in recognition of her contribution to Australian manufacturing and unwavering leadership throughout Geelong’s transformation into a world-renowned hub in advanced manufacturing.
Since formally joining Austeng in 1993 Lyn has grown increasingly passionate abour manufacturing and the benefits it brings to employment, innovation, environment and community. Lyn has become a driving force to grow manufacturing in the region, raise public profile and attract new talent into the industry. This has manifested in many ways including taking up volunteer rolls in key regional industry groups and organisations including,
Chair – Geelong Manufacturing Council
Co-Convener – Women in Manufacturing Network
Founding Board Member – Advanced Fibre Cluster
Steering Committee Member – ManuFutures (Deakin University)
Past Board Member – Geelong Chamber of Commerce
Steering Commitee Member – UNESCO City of Design (City of Greater Geelong)
In the past seven years Lyn has also become an advocate for transformative start-ups in manufacturing. She has helped innovators, designers and inventors devise bespoke, cost-effective solutions to their manufacturing needs. As a result, many have grown into thriving businesses. She is a founding director of two start-up companies namely Capricorn Power and FormFlow.
Lyn is a standout example for women in manufacturing especially considering her training and background in Corporate Law specialising in Federal and Supreme Court litigation.