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Lynnette Scott

Lynnette has a background in finance and over the past couple decades she has also been an active investor in residential property in Dunedin.

She was born and raised in Dunedin, completing a BA (Hons) majoring in Economics at Otago University before heading north to Wellington to follow a career in finance. She returned to Dunedin in 1996, taking a position as a Research Analyst at Forsyth Barr, where she attained her qualification as a Chartered Financial Analyst, CFA. In 2012, she accepted the role as Assistant Treasurer at Dunedin City Treasury, the centralised treasury function for the Dunedin City Council, where she remained until 2019.

Over the past couple of years, Lynnette has focused her time on managing her property portfolio. In 2021, she was elected Treasurer for the local Otago Property Investors Association.

Lynnette is passionate about the environment and sustainability and is a Trustee for Te Nohoaka o Tukiauau Sinclair Wetlands and Bird Rescue Dunedin.  In her spare time, Lynnette is also an avid quizzer and can be seen competing at a couple of the local pub quizzes.

She thinks more needs to be done to attract and retain business and people to the city. Students are a significant contributor to the local economy and they play a major role in the vibrancy of the city. Their needs, which are often different to the rest of the community, have often been overlooked.  Lynnette would like to see greater communication and more consultation with the community on the things that matter to them and that affect them.

“Dunedin has fantastic amenities and is a beautiful place to live”