Dr. Lyndel Spence (BI.G.S. (Hons) PhD) Lyndel joined the Board of Allevia as a Director on 17 September, 2021. She has a PhD in Sociology and a Bachelor of International Global Studies - Sociology (Honours) from the University of Sydney. Lyndel has worked as a Lecturer and researcher at the University of Sydney, a researcher and strategist in the Department of Premier and Cabinet (NSW Government), and Manager of the Amplify program at the Centre of Social Impact at UNSW. She currently has a strategic leadership role at the Australian Red Cross designing initiatives for humanitarian action and social mobilisation at scale. She is particularly dedicated to social justice and in particular working for gender equality and for the empowerment of marginalised groups within society. She has served as the secretary for the NSW Amnesty International’s Women’s Network. Lyndel brings a unique set of skills in the area of social research and social impact and has been active in the furthering of Allevia's social impact project. She has strong governance and strategic skills from her work in Government having served on a number of Government Boards and focused on strategic analysis, project management, and performance measurement.