Lucy Byrne is the powerhouse of ‘for purpose’ company Healthy Tasmania. She is passionate about successful collaboration (rather than competition) to deliver projects that create crucial and lasting change (what a legend). She is a preventative health professional and an expert in community-wide initiatives and will happily share her brain with anyone who will listen. Following her undergraduate degree, Lucy jumped straight into the industry finding roles within local government, sports organisations, youth justice, adventure tourism and the higher education sector. Lucy can talk the talk with experience in high-level policy development, strategic planning, has presented her research at international conferences, been published in peer-reviewed literature and networks with people of influence to secure support for projects. Her favourite thing though is to walk the walk and help her clients form partnerships, write policy, secure funding, design and deliver programs, deal with the paperwork (and the headaches) and create great outcomes that she’ll proudly promote till the cows come home. Speaking of cows, Lucy grew up on farm and has lived in big cities and small towns; she happily pulls on the work boots, heels, sneakers (even thongs at a stretch) for the park or the boardroom, to visit the neighbourhood house or parliament house and get the job done. Plus, she has two little people that she looks after and has recently graduated from the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the University of Tasmania with a Master of Biomedical Science (Research).