Lucinda has worked for Ministers in the Liberal and National Parties, in the Lower and Upper Houses of NSW Parliament, for Queensland Government and for a public policy think tank.
A qualified lawyer, she worked for Attorney General Mark Speakman SC on a range of complex socio-legal issues requiring expertise in policy and legislative development, parliamentary procedure, multi-stakeholder consultation and political negotiation.
Lucinda was also Policy Director and Deputy Chief of Staff to the Hon Bronnie Taylor MLC, Minister for Mental Health, Regional Youth and Women, successfully helping to secure several multi-million-dollar budget packages targeting mental health issues in regional communities and the broader population.
In both roles Lucinda successfully worked with various Ministerial offices and agencies, and diverse stakeholder groups, to drive outcomes using her blend of political nous, media, policy and legal skills.
Having worked through elections, Budget cycles and preparations for public hearings and inquiries, Lucinda has strong experience in, and understanding of, political drivers, media engagement, speech writing, risk management and Cabinet process. Her achievement as ‘one of the most creative problem solvers in Government’ were recognised in an award from NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian.
Lucinda has a double degree in Law / Arts (Public Policy & Criminology) from the University of Queensland. She has studied in The Netherlands, France and America as the recipient of various scholarships.