Lyn Baker


  • Cultural and organisational change
  • Leadership
  • Executive management
  • Governance and risk management
  • Government.


Lyn was the NSW Commissioner for Fair Trading for nearly 5 years during a period of major change towards a harmonised approach to consumer affairs and business regulation across Australia. Prior to this she headed up a number of business divisions within the agency, leading projects aimed at improving customer service and reducing red tape. Lyn’s earliest executive positions were in the corporate service areas of a number of agencies including the NSW Department of Housing and the Attorney General’s Department before moving into general management as Director of Local Courts. She has retained a particular interest in the importance of developing people in organisations.

As a senior executive in of a number of large, complex, decentralised agencies Lyn has successfully negotiated sensitive industrial, organisational and political issues; implemented large scale change programs and promoted integrity in the workplace.

As a member of public sector Audit & Risk Committees in NSW, Victoria and the Commonwealth, Lyn continues to use her experience and expertise in executive level management to make a contribution to the governance and risk management strategies of a number of government agencies.


  • BA, Macquarie University
  • MBA, University of Technology, Sydney
  • SMG Coaching, Level 1 (coaching competencies for performance, change, career, EQ)
  • Hogan Assessment System Accreditation (pending).


  • Graduate, Australian Institute of Company Directors
  • Board Member, IAB
  • Audit & Risk Management Committee member:
  • South Eastern Sydney Local Health District (NSW)
  • Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District (NSW)
  • Information & Privacy Commission (NSW)
  • Police Integrity Commission (NSW)
  • Fair Work Building & Construction (Commonwealth)
  • Victorian Auditor General’s Office.


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