The Hon. Rev. Dr Lynn Arnold AO

The Hon. Rev. Dr Lynn Arnold AO was formerly a Member of the SA State Parliament, Cabinet Minister and Premier. Between 1979 and 1994 he served as a member of the South Australian Parliament, including over 11 years in Cabinet. During his service in government he was Premier of South Australia (1992-1993) and served for ten years in a wide range of senior ministries (including Education, State Development and Agriculture).

He has led charities such as Anglicare SA and World Vision International as Chief Executive Officer. Now an ordained priest in the Anglican Church, Lynn ministers out of St Peter’s Cathedral, with a special focus on ministry to the City of Adelaide. He also teaches at St Barnabas College as Reader in Public Theology and Church History.

Lynn holds a PhD in Philosophy, a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education from the University of Adelaide. He also holds a Graduate Diploma in Theology from Charles Sturt University and 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.

Lynn was the Chairperson of the Board of Directors for the Don Dunstan Foundation for ten years and is now Director and Patron of the Foundation. He is also an Ambassador for Reconciliation SA. He has served on a number of professional boards including the National Co-Chair for Anti-Poverty week, Australian Foreign Minister’s Aid Advisory Council, and the Australian Council for Overseas Aid (now ACFID).

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