Lynda McKay is the Manager, Business Development at the University College, UTAS and is passionate about helping others achieve their success.  In a previous role with the Beacon Foundation Lynda developed sustainable partnerships with the business sector and schools in northern Tasmania. This assisted in raising the aspirations of young people in the region to successfully transition from education to meaningful employment. Lynda’s career has spanned diverse industry sectors including tourism, hospitality, media and education specialising in the areas of sales & marketing, business development and industry engagement. As a finalist in the 2016 Telstra Business Women of the Year Awards in the For Purpose & Social Enterprise category, Lynda was recognised for her leadership, innovation and passion for empowering the next generation.

Lynda has three adult children and in her spare time enjoys long distance running, riding, gardening and spending quality time with her family at their seaside shack.