Lynette Clunies-Ross

Region Vice President & Managing Director, Australia and New Zealand @ SAS

Lynette Clunies-Ross is a proven and innovative General Manager and Chief Operating Officer, with a unique blend of deep technology, business and operational expertise.

Joining IBM in the nineties, Lynette held systems engineering, consulting, sales and marketing leadership roles. In the last decade with IBM, SAS, Oracle and Citrix, Lynette has undertaken strategic global and regional strategy, business operations and transformation assignments based in Shanghai, Sydney and Singapore.

Working and consulting at the most senior level, Lynette has brought her entrepreneurial approach to many first of a kind, complex projects, contracts and deals.

With experience across the enterprise, government, education, and commercial sectors, she is a passionate business and organisation builder, focused on delivering value for customers and exceptional growth to the business.

Lynette returned to SAS, the market leader in Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence, in 2019. She now leads the Australia and New Zealand business as Region Vice President and Managing Director, overseeing the next phase of their transformation as customers accelerate their digital transformation plans.

Lynette is a graduate of the international Australian Institute of Company Directors. She graduated with a Bachelor of Business (Computing) from Charles Darwin University, and has completed company sponsored leadership and executive development with the University of Virginia Darden Graduate School of Business and Harvard Business School.