Ms Linda Matthews BA (Flin)

Over the past three decades Linda has worked in senior leadership positions in South Australia, Queensland and New South Wales.

She is currently the Chair of St Mark’s College.  Other Board positions include Board Director of Catherine House, The Adelaide Benevolent Society and until recently Chair of Scosa. In 2019, while Chair of Scosa, she led a merger of Scosa and Novita, two disability organisations affected by the introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

Linda has held Executive positions in South Australia as the Commissioner for Equal Opportunity and a Director at the SA Intellectual Disability Service Council. Interstate positions include appointment as Queensland’s first Privacy Commissioner and Executive Director of Women NSW.

Linda has led a number of organisations in South Australia, including the Parks Community Legal Service, SA Domestic Violence Prevention Unit, and the SA Rape and Sexual Assault Service. More recently Linda was CEO for Survivors of Torture and Trauma Rehabilitation Services (STTARS) and Catherine House, a service for women experiencing homelessness.

Linda is an experienced mentor, leader, and problem solver. She has managed complex negotiations with diverse stakeholder groups and provided advice on conflict management and related issues to business, government and community organisations.