Lynne Haultain has led the Victoria Law Foundation as its Executive Director since July 2017. She is a highly accomplished senior executive, commencing her career as an ABC broadcaster, then moving on to a successful career in the public sector and as a consultant.
She is Chair of the Board of Management at the Victorian Foundation for the Survivors of Torture, a former commissioner with the Victorian Law Reform Commission, and Lynne headed up a Premier’s advisory panel on children’s services which resulted in significant reform.
Executive roles have included inaugural General Manager, Strategic Communications with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC); senior communications roles with the City of Melbourne and the Victorian Ombudsman; as well as extensive work as a consultant with clients ranging from state and federal departments, a major transport operator and a Dalai Lama tour.
Lynne’s earlier career included 16 years with the ABC as a Broadcast Journalist. She moved to Melbourne in 1992 to present the national overnight program Beyond Midnight. Later Lynne took a role as senior reporter and presenter in ABC Rural for Radio National, and then as presenter of the Law Report. Lynne then moved to local radio presenting the regional drive program for Victoria before going to 774 ABC Melbourne. She hosted the breakfast program for more than 4 years and then the afternoon program before leaving the ABC in 2004.
Lynne graduated in Law and English at the University of Western Australia and has a Diploma of Business (Governance).