Lin Hatfield Dodds

CEO, The Benevolent Society

Lin was previously the Associate Dean at The Australia and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG). Prior to that she was Deputy Secretary, Social Policy, in the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet from 2016 to 2019, where she led whole of government advice to the Prime Minister on social policy issues and on gender equality. 

Lin has served on a wide range of boards and government advisory bodies, including as Chair of the Australian Social Inclusion Board, and President of the Australian Council of Social Service. Her career includes working as a counselling psychologist with families and young people at risk, with a particular interest in trauma and abuse.

Chief Executive Officer since 2021