team amarna

Directors Lyndal Hansen and Crystal McGregor have built a creative and passionate support team.

Lyndal Hansen

A dynamic public speaker, Lyndal’s innovative and strategic approach creates motivation and enthusiasm for our clients. Lyndal’s passion is to influence, teach and support change for the better. Lyndal has had over 11 years in the public service ranging from Sport and Recreation Officer with the Australian Sports Commission to Regional Manager of two government agencies. In partnership with three other women, Lyndal founded Amarna in 2001.  

  • Visionary with a proven ability to be strategically focused and future orientated 

  • Highly developed ability to teach and coach people

  • Ability to creatively solve problems and design innovative solutions for the clients - always looking for a better way of producing results

  • Understanding and extensive knowledge of Government policies and systems at a Federal, State and local level

  • A strong sense of community development with a social planning philosophy

  • Driven to produce outstanding results for the client with energy and excitement to create positive outcomes

  • A strong leader and in an advisory leadership role  can propose and guide

  • Ethical and value based

  • Highly experienced in working in the sport and recreation industry from grass roots delivery to State Government management roles - being involved in a diverse range of sport and recreation roles, including coaching at an elite level, junior development and input to State Government and Local Government policies

Key areas of expertise:

  • Dynamic public speaker 

  • Strong facilitation skills

  • Coaching and mentoring skills

  • High level of intuitive skills - creating new ideas, dealing with people, understanding people and their situation, knowing how to think and respond in any situation

  • Strong presenter - speaks with conviction

  • Refined coordination skills

  • Time management - always conscious of delivering within any timeframe 

I didn’t realise we could just keep getting better and better as the years went on, but it happened.
Lyndal Hansen

Crystal McGregor

Detail focused, Crystal designs processes and resources to support clients to meet their project and organisational goals. Crystal’s drive for excellence has seen her skills develop extensively over the years. She excels in project design and implementation. Crystal welcomes the challenge and takes projects on and owns them, resulting it the best possible outcome for the client. 

Bachelor Human Movement Science - Sports Management Major

  • Extensive project and event management skills gained by managing: major sports facility development, software development, funding applications, community events, conferences and workshops

  • Strong understanding of company start up processes and corporate governance

  • Presents information in a way that’s exciting and eye catching

  • Highly skilled in developing resources - from education based resources to publishing children’s story books

  • A capable researcher – undertaking and compiling research projects for corporate and community based clients

  • Ability to understand the intent of the policy and write for all to understand

  • Honed graphic design skills - working on nationally significant material

  • Creates exciting marketing ideas for small businesses and not for profit organisations

  • Boasts over 20 experience in the sport and recreation industry, in State and Local Government and private consultancy
  • Innovative and interactive presenter, that appeals to a wide range of adult learning styles 

Key areas of expertise:

  • Presentation of training workshops

  • Website content development and presentation

  • Graphic design skills 

  • Facilitation (planning, risk management, governance)

  • Policy development 

  • Research and analysis

  • Document preparation and presentation

  • Project management

After 16 years owning a business I didn’t think I would be still this excited, but I’m more excited now than I have ever been about the possibilities.
Crystal McGregor 

support team


Amy-Lee Pople

As Amarna’s energetic powerhouse, Amy brings her positive approach to everything she does. Amy has an incredible ability to understand client needs and delivers every time. Amy’s desire to please is a great asset to Amarna, where she has now found a home.   


Amy is:

  • A data entry guru

  • Secretariat with an edge

  • Administration coordinator extraordinaire

  • An essential support pillar

  • Highly reliable and resourceful

  • Keen to learn and explore what the world has to offer

Belinda Scott

Belinda Scott creates Amarna's artistic flair and has been with Amarna since its conception in 2001. Amarna is extremely privileged to have her creative talent contribution to building the company. Belinda's inspired genius is behind Amarna's complex graphic design work as well as her own business, Great Scott! art + design

I love working with such a great group of people!
Belinda Scott 

Belinda is:

  • Highly successful and creditable graphic designer 

  • Responsive - her delivery time is unfathomable – how does she do it!

  • Quality and professionalism at its best 

Ping Carlyon

For the last three years Ping has been Amarna’s resident artist -   in addition to running her own business, Studio Ping. Ping has an amazing gift and is responsible for all the stunning artwork Amarna uses in story books and the ‘Four Six 8 0’ souvenirs. Ping is an award-winning artist and Amarna is so fortunate to have her as a partner.  

Amarna has brought my art to the public, I am very proud of my involvement with Amarna.
Ping Carlyon 

Ping is:

  • A unique artist whose style inspires 

  • Passionate in everything she does 

  • Always looking to please the client and ensure she understands the requirements of the client 

  • One who completes work within the tightest timeframes 

Heidi Jones

Heidi is Amarna’s resident story book author. She has an incredible ability to take complex messages and put into simple phrases. This rare talent has her stories highly valued, with school teachers excited to have the books in their classroom.

Everyone needs to read a Heidi story!


Heidi is:

  • A rare literary talent

  • A meaningful storyteller

  • Brilliant at delivering to an audience and pleasing the client at the same time

I am so overwhelmed with the positive comments about my books, from so many people in the community. It is such a thrill.
Heidi Jones


Gladstone QLD 4680

0408 071 465


PO Box 3465 Tannum Sands QLD 4680


(07) 4978 1389

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