Linda is a corporate advisor and non-executive director of a number of leading Australian companies and organisations. She is Chairman of Japara Healthcare and a Director of Fairfax Media, Medibank Private, Ingham's Enterprises and the Oliva Newton John Cancer Research Institute, and a Member of the Museum's Board of Victoria.
Previously Linda was Chairman of Healthscope, Chairman of Australia Post, Chairman of Keolis-Downer (trading as Yarra Trams) and a Director of Pacific Brands, Sigma Pharmaceuticals and St George Bank. She has also served on the boards of the Southern healthcare Network (Monash Medical Centre), the Transport Accident Commission of Victoria and the Melbourne Metropolitan Ambulance Service.
Linda is past Director of the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research and was a Trustee and Vice President of the Harvard Business School Alumni Board (USA). In 2007 she was made an Officer in the General Division of the Order of Australian; in 2014 she was named as Victorian Distinguished Fellow by the Australian Institute of Company Directors and in 2015 was made a Life Fellow.
Linda's executive career was in banking and financial services. Linda has a B.A (economics) from Cornell University, an MBA from Harvard Business School and more than 30 years' experience as senior executive and company director in Australia, New Zealand and the United States. She was appointed to the Royal Melbourne Hospital Board in May 2018.