New South Wales Division

Linda GauntLinda Gaunt | NSW State Manager

Linda Gaunt is a career association manager with over 20 years’ experience in managing not for profit organisations.   Linda’s success comprises developing and implementing sound association strategies and identifying market opportunities.

 Throughout her career Linda has proven her ability to deliver both growth and turn-around strategies that improve profitability. Linda possesses an expert level understanding of corporate governance, advocacy, membership growth and retention, event and exhibition management, sales and marketing, financial management, operations management, digitalisation and is adept at forging productive relationships that drive operational and organisational objectives.

Exceeding at building communities within industries and industry sectors Linda’s association experience commenced in Physical Education and Recreation, followed by Industry Training Councils and Industry Training Advisory Boards, the Australian Retailers Association, the Australian Institute of Management, Meetings & Events Australia as well as the Australian Dental Industry Association. 

Linda holds a Master’s of Business Administration and in 2005 was honoured to receive the Hudson Private and Community South Australian  Business Woman of the year as well as the overall Telstra South Australian Business Woman of the year.  Linda is now a member of the Telstra Business Woman's Alumni and has acted as a judge for the program on a number of occasions.

For more information about Consult NSW activities or to become involved please contact or phone (02) 8252 6709


Event Types

  • A Seat at the Table Consulting Leadership Boardroom Luncheon Series - Hosted in an intimate setting to enable an open discussion, each event enables members to raise and discuss critical issues affecting businesses by providing exclusive access to key decision-makers in both the public and private sectors. These luncheons are for professionals and strategic thinkers wanting to participate in the conversations that are shaping our industry.
  • Meet the Client Engagement Events - These interactive opportunities for members and non-members allow them to meet and build deeper relationships with key clients from the public and private sectors. Typically includes an introduction to the client’s operations, discussion on how the company would like to be supported by the consulting industry, and recent project case studies in buildings, infrastructure and rail.
  • FutureNet Events for Future Industry Leaders - As part of the FutureNet program, these events are tailored to help build the knowledge and networks of young professionals who will be the industry leaders of tomorrow. Consult Australia coordinates a series of events throughout the year in conjunction with representative committees in Sydney and Newcastle.
  • Breakfasts and Luncheons - Consult Australia also coordinates additional events throughout the year on topics relevant to the industry.
  • Professional Development (PD) - Consult Australia coordinates a wide range of professional development events, ranging from short seminars to multi-day courses. For more information on what’s coming up check out the NSW Events List above or our Education page. 

More Professional Development

Consult Australia also offers a number of multi-day courses, including:

Safety in Design

This intensive two-day seminar addresses safety issues relating to design and provides practical tools on how to eliminate hazards at the design stage. Examples of documentation and procedures are given so you can incorporate SiD into your day-to-day practices. Key advice will be given on compliance with legislative duties across all states. Read more


Contracts for Consultants

Review contracts with confidence. This two-and-a-half day course will systematically take you through each element of a contract so you know what to look out for, how to deal with onerous terms, and how to ensure your insurance will respond. The course is supported by extensive cases studies and workshop sessions. Read more 

Role of the Superintendent

This one day in-house program addresses the legal principles which underpin the role of the superintendent in administering construction and engineering contracts. Superintendents will gain the necessary skills to administer contracts with improved understanding and confidence, more effectively and openly, being aware of common traps that have derailed even the most experienced superintendents. Read more 


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