After a thorough and extensive recruitment process, the College Board is delighted to announce the appointment of Lynne Hayman to the position of College Chief Executive, effective 1 July 2019.

Lynne is a Chartered Accountant with extensive executive and governance experience, including CEO roles for Horticulture NZ and Wellington Combined Taxis. In her most recent position as Chief Operating Officer of PAE (New Zealand), she was responsible for 400 staff nationwide. Lynne has held several governance positions, and is currently serving on the Board of Osteoporosis New Zealand. 

In April 2019, Lynne began working for the College as the Head of Risk, Finance and IT. However, separate and prior to this, she also applied for the Chief Executive role.

“The Chief Executive appointment was a critical decision for the Board, so we employed an independent executive search agency to manage the recruitment process,” says College President Dr Samantha Murton.

“After a nationwide search for candidates, five applicants (including Lynne) were shortlisted and put through an extensive assessment including interviews, psychometric testing, and reference checks. At the end of this exhaustive process, the Board was confident we had found the best person for the job and we are very pleased to confirm Lynne as the new Chief Executive,” says Dr Murton. 

“During her short time with the College Lynne has already gained an in depth understanding of the organisation’s structure, obligations and deliverables. Stepping in as Head of Risk, Finance and IT provided her with a unique opportunity to learn about the College, and will ultimately allow her to hit the ground running once she takes up the mantle of Chief Executive on 1 July,” she says.

“The Board recently approved its Statement of Strategic Intent 2019-2024 which outlines the College’s goals for the future. This is an exciting time for us and we look forward to a bright future under Lynne’s leadership.”
Interim Chief Executive Peter Tynan will hand over to Lynne on 1 July. He will then shift his attention to some key projects set by the Board, before he taking up his new permanent position with Foundation North at the end of July.

“The Board and I would like to acknowledge and thank Peter for his help and guidance during the past three months,” says Dr Murton.

About Lynne

Lynne began her career working as an accountant for the Motor Trade Association. With 5,000 members at the time, this was one of the largest trade associations in New Zealand. From there she moved to Datacom, where she held several roles including National General Manager of the organisation’s IT and customer service contact centres during her 10 year tenure.

Following this Lynne spent nearly four years as the Chief Executive of Wellington Combined Taxis (the second largest taxi company in the country), followed by a stint as Interim Chief Executive of Horticulture New Zealand, an organisation representing more than 5,000 fruit and vegetable growers.

Her most recent role was as Chief Operating Office for PAE (New Zealand) Limited, which is part of a US $2 billion global facilities management company. Lynne’s governance experience includes Board positions with Ropata Village Trust, Blue Bubble Alliance Ltd, and TaxiCharge NZ Ltd. She has served on the Board of Osteoporosis New Zealand since 2013.