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33. Transition From Peer To CEO

by | Nov 16, 2020 | 4 comments

The Culture of Things
33. Transition From Peer To CEO


Ian Lynch is the Chief Executive Officer of Pacific Link Housing. Pacific Link Housing is a Community Housing Provider and Registered Charity providing housing solutions for those in our community who have the greatest need, as well as operating a successful and unique profit for purpose real estate agency key2 Realty.

Ian has worked locally on the Central Coast and overseas in a number of commercial companies in the IT, Hospitality, Sports Marketing and Insurance sectors. He is a qualified CPA, with a strong finance background and a deep understanding of the community housing sector and supporting services.

Before taking on the CEO role in September 2019, Ian served as the Chief Financial Officer of Pacific Link Housing since June 2017.

It’s this transition from CFO to CEO which is the focus of our conversation today.


Transition from Peer to CEO


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  1. Sonya Cavanough

    I really enjoyed this episode. I didn’t realise he was so young for a CEO! I was impressed by his humble yet confident character traits.

    • Brendan Rogers

      Thank you Sonya. Ian has many years ahead as a leader. His humility will stand him in good stead!

  2. Ian Lynch

    Thanks for a great interview, Brendan. Given the quality of guests you have on The Culture of Things podcast, it was an absolute honour to appear as a guest, and a open and honest chat.

    • Brendan Rogers

      Thank you Ian. It was a pleasure. Your honesty and vulnerability in sharing the experience of your first 12 months as CEO of Pacific Link is a credit to you. With you at the helm, the organisation will continue to go from strength to strength.


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