Lynette Hayward, Board Member
Following a 25-year career in HR and general management with Telstra and The University of Adelaide, Lynette Hayward moved to a property at Weegena in North-West Tasmania with her partner John, in 1995. In 2001, she became involved with Bendigo Bank Ltd and the local Meander Valley community in the founding and operation of the Deloraine and Districts Community Bank, being first Company Secretary and then Chair (2007-2017).
She was elected to the Bendigo Bank Community Bank Strategic Advisory Board, now National Council, in 2013 and served as Deputy Chair from 2017 to 2019. From 2018 to 2022, she was then Chair of Sheffield/Railton Community Bank and a member of Bendigo Bank’s National Community Bank Advisor Program.
Tasmania provided Lynette with her first opportunity to learn a musical instrument, and she has been a long-time member of Launceston Youth and Community Orchestra Inc, serving as Chair and Public Officer. She joined the Launceston City Band in 2019 and served as a member until 2021.
She is deeply interested in community engagement and capacity-building, through the development of innovation, access and education. Her professional qualifications include an MEd in HR and OrgDev (University of South Australia), and a Grad Cert Bus in Regional Development (UTAS). She has also undertaken training with Bendigo Bank through the AICD and Governance Institute of Australia and AICD.