Dr Lynn Arnold AO

Chief Executive Officer, Anglicare SA

PhD, BA, BEd, DipADE, JP

Dr Lynn Arnold AO commenced in the role of chief executive of Anglicare SA in  March 2008, after 11 years with World Vision International where he held roles including senior director (Board Development and Peer Review), regional vice president for Asia and Pacific, and chief executive officer for World Vision Australia. During that time he also served on a number of professional boards, including the Australian Foreign Minister's Aid Advisory Council, and the Australian Council for Overseas Aid (now ACFID).

Before joining World Vision, Dr Arnold served as an executive consultant with a large Spanish media company, and from 1979-1994 he was a member of the South Australian Parliament. That included 11 years in cabinet, during which he held a range of senior ministries (including education, state development and agriculture), and he served as Premier of South Australia in 1992-1993.

He 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 for his services to Australia through the South Australian Parliament, and internationally through development and humanitarian aid assistance. In 2001, he received the Centenary Medal for his services to the Australian community.

Dr Arnold is also currently national co-chair for Anti-Poverty Week, a member of the Anglicare Australia Council, chair of trustees of the Don Dunstan Foundation, and one of three South Australian Reconciliation Ambassadors.

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