Lynda is Align Group’s Managing Director and primary shareholder. She has worked for nearly thirty years in senior management and consulting roles interfacing with chief executives, senior managers, boards and key shareholders/ stakeholders. These roles have been within the private, not for profit and state sectors in New Zealand and internationally.
Prior to establishing Align Group, Lynda founded Carroll Consulting. For nearly twenty years, Carroll Consulting supported organisations and communities to align culture, strategy, governance and performance to enable their people to innovate and thrive today, to be successful tomorrow. Prior to starting Carroll Consulting Lynda was Managing Consultant of the New Zealand office of Development Dimensions International (DDI); General Manager, Human Resources for the Ministry of Forestry; and Corporate Services Manager for the Early Childhood Development Unit.
Lynda has over 17 years' governance experience including success as chair and deputy chair. She has led remuneration and performance subcommittees, and been a member of finance and audit, fundraising and sponsorship, and future operating environment sub-committees. Lynda’s governance experience has been gained in the arts and culture, and wider public and not-for-profit sectors, including the Wellington Regional Orchestra and the New Zealand Institute of Management. She is currently on the NZ Army Leadership Board, a board member for an incorporated society, and a lay member on the Social Workers Registration Board's Complaints Assessment Committee.
Lynda's specialty areas include:
- Organisation transformation and change
- Executive coaching
- Governance evaluation and support
- Talent Management
- Business strategy and performance
Lynda’s networks have been established through associations such as the Institute of Directors, New Zealand Institute of Management (NZIM), Institute of Public Administration of New Zealand, and the Human Resource Institute of New Zealand. She is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Directors and an Associate Fellow of NZIM. She is also a member of the Rotary Club of Wellington.
On a personal note, Lynda is a keen singer, amateur jeweller and traveller.