Lyn O'Connell

Head of Biosecurity
Australian Government Department of Agriculture

About Lyn

Lyn O’Connell was appointed the head of Biosecurity in the Australian Government Department of Agriculture in October 2015. Lyn is reponsible for the National Biosecurity System.

Lyn was previously a Deputy Secretary at the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development, a position she held for nearly seven years.

Prior to that, Lyn held a number of senior executive positions in other government portfolios and the private sector.

She has a Bachelor of Science degree (ANU); is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management.

Lyn was awarded a Public Service Medal in 2014.