New South Wales

Emerging Economist Series


From: Tuesday April 19, 2016, 12:15 pm

To: Tuesday April 19, 2016, 2:00 pm

Lynelle Briggs is Chairperson of the NSW Planning Assessment Commission. She serves on the Board of Maritime Super and the Council of the Royal Australian College of General Practice. She chairs ASIO’s Audit and Risk Committee and is the Independent Chair of the General Insurance Code Governance Committee.

Lynelle was formerly a member of the Australian Rail Track Corporation Board and Chairperson of the Jigsaw Theatre Company Board. She has chaired the Shipping Workforce Development Forum, the Inquiry into Compliance, Work Health and Safety Laws in the ACT Construction Industry, and the Catholic Development Fund Steering Committee. She was the Independent Project Facilitator for the Millers Point Accommodation Project.

During her executive career, Lynelle Briggs was Australia’s Public Service Commissioner and Chief Executive of Medicare Australia. Lynelle has extensive experience over 30 years in the Australian Public Service, working in a wide range of fields including social security, health and community services, transport, external territories, employment and labour market support and veterans’ affairs. She was closely involved in unemployment and retirement incomes policies, health care agreements, transport and infrastructure policy, private health policy and health care delivery.

In the mid-1980s Lynelle was a policy adviser to the Minister for Community Services before spending two years working for the New Zealand Treasury.


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