Dr Lynn Arnold AO commenced in the role of Chief Executive of Anglicare SA on March 10, 2008, after eleven years with World Vision International where he held roles such as Senior Director (Board Development and Peer Review), Regional Vice President for Asia and Pacific and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for World Vision Australia.
As Anglicare’s Chief Executive, Lynn is responsible for overseeing South Australia’s largest non-government agency promoting ‘justice, respect and fullness of life for all.’ Anglicare SA has over 1300 staff and 1000 volunteers with an annual budget of approximately $80million.
Lynn is currently national co-chair for anti-poverty week, chair of the Anglicare Australia board and South Australia’s reconciliation ambassador. During his time as CEO of World Vision Dr Arnold also served on the Australian Foreign Minister’s Aid Advisory Council, and the Australian Council for Overseas Aid.
Lynn holds a PhD, as well as a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education from the University of Adelaide. He also holds a diploma in senior company administration from the Escuela Superior de la Alta Dirección de Empresas (ESADE) in Barcelona, Spain. In 2004, he was awarded the Order of Australia (AO) for his services to Australia through the South Australian Parliament as Premier, and internationally through development and humanitarian aid assistance. In 2001 he received the Centenary Medal for his services to the Australian community.