Lynne Saunder is an experienced global executive and a former General Counsel and brings a wealth of international experience and a passion for data privacy and information governance matters to InfoGov ANZ.
With a legal and executive career spanning 35 years, Lynne worked with IBM for 19 years in a range of senior roles: General Counsel of IBM Australia and New Zealand, Senior Legal Counsel IBM Consulting Services, Cybersecurity, Cloud and Global Technology Services.
Lynne managed IBM’s Legal Resource Centre in Europe for three years and was responsible for the hiring and training of the next generation of lawyers for IBM Europe. As an executive of IBM Asia Pacific, Lynne supported the business and deal teams around Asia Pacific with client engagements involving infrastructure services, technology support, Cloud, Cybersecurity and Privacy. Lynne co-ordinated the GDPR roll out across Asia Pacific with the business and also participated in the Smarter Cities executive corporate services program working in 2016 with a team in Lima, Peru.
Lynne commenced her legal career with Arthur Robinson & Hedderwicks in Melbourne (Allens) and was associate to Sir Anthony Mason when he was appointed Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia. She held a range of senior legal positions including senior lawyer for the host broadcaster SOBO for the Sydney Olympics 2000 and was a Senior Associate with Baker McKenzie in Sydney and London.
Lynne is a keen Sydney Swans supporter and was a founding committee member of L@SS (Ladies at Sydney Swans) and is a member of Centre Circle the business coterie and an SCG member. As a founding member of the MS Angels, Lynne works with a group of senior business women who fund and support research projects with Multiple Sclerosis Research Australia.
You can read more about Lynne and her career journey in her interview for the Governance of Things.