Lynda McAlary-Smith

Victorian Small Business Commissioner

Lynda is a qualified lawyer and accomplished senior executive with extensive experience working with businesses within Victoria and nationally.

Lynda is passionate about creating a competitive and fair operating environment for all small businesses in Victoria. Lynda grew up in a small business household and lived and breathed the rewards and challenges of her parents running their small business firsthand. It instilled in Lynda from an early age the incredible value that small business people contribute to the wider community through their courage and entrepreneurship. 

Lynda was most recently Executive Director of Regulatory Operations with the Victorian Building Authority following her time with the national workplace regulator where she held a variety of senior executive roles including leading the Fair Work Ombudsman’s Small Business Strategy to better help small business operators navigate their workplace rights and obligations. Prior to that she was a commercial litigator for businesses in private practice.

Lynda has worked closely with a wide range of stakeholders during her time as an executive and is well known for her commitment to collaboration and solution focused partnerships with industry and government.

Lynda and the team at the Victorian Small Business Commission are dedicated to providing much needed support to Victorian small businesses.

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