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Lynda McAlary-Smith

Commissioner
Victorian Small Business Commission
VSBC

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

In her role as Commissioner, Lynda is passionate about creating a fair and competitive trading environment for all Victorians in small business, and supporting the sector in working through recovery from the pandemic towards renewal. She works closely with a diverse range of stakeholders and is known for her commitment to collaboration and consultation, removing barriers to accessing justice, and forming solutions-focused partnerships with industry and all levels of government.

Lynda and the Victorian Small Business Commission team are dedicated to advocating on behalf of Victoria’s small business people, raising awareness of their rights and responsibilities, and helping them to avoid and resolve commercial disputes.

Before her role as Commissioner, Lynda was Executive Director of Regulatory Operations with the Victorian Building Authority. Lynda has also held a variety of senior executive positions with the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO), with a key achievement being leading their small business strategy to support small business owners in understanding their workplace rights and obligations. Before her time with the FWO, Lynda was a commercial litigator for businesses in private practice.

Meet me at

[Wed 29th May]

14:00

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14:45

Innovating through adversity: Building Resilience in your supply chain

Industry Panel

Tightening external pressures have made it critical for Small Businesses to stay ahead of the curve. Whether that be through structural uplifts, or investment in technology/productivity innovations businesses have risen to the challenge. This session gives the opportunity to learn from industry successes and see how other businesses are putting these principles into practice.

CEO and Co-Founder

EnergyFlex

Partner at EY | Climate Change and Sustainability Services

EY

Founder and Managing Director

Cloud Theory Confectionary Pty Ltd

Moderator

Commissioner

Victorian Small Business Commission

National Manager for Manufacturing & Wholesale Trade

CommBank

[Wed 29th May]

10:15

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11:00

Support for Small Business in 2024

Industry Panel

Join the Victorian Small Business Commissioner for a dynamic discussion with government and industry experts. Explore the latest resources, programs, and grants designed to empower your small business to thrive in 2024.

Moderator

Commissioner

Victorian Small Business Commission

Founder, RIPE and Winner of the City of Melbourne Small Business of the Year Award 2023

RIPE

General Manager of Product and Insights

Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Director Public Education

IP Australia

CEO

Unchained Solutions

Speakers

Commissioner
Victorian Small Business Commission
VSBC
Deputy Lord Mayor
City of Melbourne
city-of-melb
National Cyber Security Coordinator
National Office of Cyber Security
cyber-security
Executive General Manager, Small Business Banking
CommBank
CommBank
AVP Small Business A/NZ
Salesforce
salesforce-1

Award Judge

Director of Cybersecurity
Cisco
cisco
Vice President for Small Business
Optus
optus
General Manager of Product and Insights
Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
vcci

Award Judge

Director Public Education
IP Australia
ip-aus1
Head of Nine Ad Manager
Nine Ad Manager
nine

Award Judge

Workshop Presenter

Director, Invest Melbourne
City of Melbourne
city-of-melb

Award Judge

Project Director
Cyber Wardens
cyber_warderns1

Workshop Presenter

Professor, Department of Management
Deakin Business School
deakin
CTO
Cisco
cisco
General Manager of Marketing (Business Bank and IB&M)
CommBank
CommBank

Award Judge

Director - Advertising & Data Products
Nine Ad Manager
nine

Award Judge

Vice President APAC & MEA
Gen
gen
Head of Digital, CX & Marketing
pay.com.au
pay1
Segment Leader: Small & Medium Business and Commercial Mid Market, Cisco ANZ
Cisco
cisco

Award Judge

CEO
BioPak
biopak
Chief Economist and Head of Global Economic and Markets Research
CommBank
CommBank
Founder and Managing Director
Cloud Theory Confectionary Pty Ltd
cloud-theory
General Manager, Asset Finance & Business Financial Assistance
CommBank
CommBank
RVP, Small Business, A/NZ
Salesforce
salesforce-1

Award Judge

Partner at EY | Climate Change and Sustainability Services
EY
ey
General Manager Cyber Defence Operations and Security Integration (Fusion)
CommBank
CommBank

Award Judge

Founder, RIPE and Winner of the City of Melbourne Small Business of the Year Awa...
RIPE
ripe
Founder & CEO
Brighte
brighte
Regional Sales Director
Salesforce
salesforce-1
Chief Engagement Officer
Beyond Blue
beyond blue
Personal Finance Expert
CommBank
CommBank
General Manager – Small Business Banking VIC / TAS
CommBank
CommBank

Award Judge

Acting General Manager - Workplace Relations and Wellbeing
Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
vcci
Director
Naarm Autohaus
naarm
Director
Cesar Aldea
CA2
Commercial Transaction Products and Growth
CommBank
CommBank
Sales Director - Bigin by Zoho CRM
Zoho
zoho1
Chief Technology Officer, A/NZ
Salesforce
salesforce-1
Executive Manager of Environment, Social and Governance
CommBank
CommBank
Director | Small Business | Marketing
Optus
optus

Award Judge

Business Mentor, Self Employment Assistance Program
Asuria
asuria
National Manager for Manufacturing & Wholesale Trade
CommBank
CommBank
CEO
Unchained Solutions
unchained-sol
Customer Success & Operations
Nine Ad Manager
nine

Workshop Presenter

Solution Engineer
Salesforce
salesforce-1
Business Overdraft Product Owner
CommBank
CommBank
General Manager, Working Capital
CommBank
CommBank
Managing Principal
Janus Lasting
janus-lasting
General Manager of Australia & New Zealand
Bark.com
bark
Lead Strategist and Founder
TomorrowToday
CEO and Co-Founder
EnergyFlex
energy-flex
Business Coach
Asuria
asuria
Founder
Emerging Tech Hub
emerging-tech

Award Judge

Co-Founder & Director
Gravia Media
Gravia-Media
Member & Community Engagement Manager
auDA
auda

Workshop Presenter

Editor, Small Business Connections & Co-Host ABF Vision 
Small Business Connections
SBC

Award Judge

CEO & Growth Advisor
Visage Growth Partners
vgp
Director and Franchisee-Owner
MiniBoss Business School, Australia
miniboss

CommBank Young Hero Awards Dinner

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CommBank SmallBiz Week 2024

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