Lynne Hayman appointed Chief Executive

30 May 2019

On Tuesday 28 May, College President Dr Sam Murton announced Lynne Hayman’s appointment as 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) Limited, she was responsible for 400 staff nationwide. Lynne has held several governance positions, and is currently serving on the Board of Osteoporosis New Zealand. 

College President Dr Samantha Murton says Lynne has the skills and expertise needed to successfully lead the College through the coming years. 

“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 Dr Murton. At the end of a thorough and exhaustive search, 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.” 

College staff have already come to know Lynne, as she has spent the past seven weeks working as Head of Risk, Finance and IT. On 1 July, she will shift from this role into that of Chief Executive, taking over the reins from Interim Chief Executive Peter Tynan. 

Lynne says spending time at the College has given her an in depth understanding of the organisation’s structure, obligations and deliverables. She says will build on the solid foundation the Board and Interim Chief Executive Peter Tynan have put in place.

“The College is rebuilding and has made some big gains in recent months. My goal is to continue to lift our performance and add value to our members by delivering on the College’s strategic plan,” says Ms Hayman. 

“There is a genuine motivation amongst everyone working at the College to succeed, so I’m both optimistic and excited about the College’s future,” she says.

Lynne says she will be looking for ways for the College to improve its service to members. 

“I will be setting high standards, but am confident the College will be able to deliver,” says Lynne.

“I have previous experience implementing complex organisational change, so I will be working to strengthen the College’s organisational culture,” she says. 

“I also have an accounting background, so financial stability and sustainability will be a priority. I want to assure members I will be taking a prudent and fiscally responsibe approach to my leadership.

“The future success of the College is reliant on improved confidence from our members and stakeholders. I believe in the work our members do, and I want the College to support our members to the best of its ability. It is my privilege to lead the College as we strive to achieve this.”