Eru Lyndon is of Ngapuhi, Ngati Hine, Ngati Whatua, Ngati Wai, and Ngati Kahu descent. He is currently the Regional Commissioner for Social Development, Northland, at the Ministry of Social Development and was previously the Manager for Policy and Development at the Ngati Whatua o Orakei Maori Trust Board in Auckland.
Eru holds governance roles in the sport and recreation sector, including as a Trustee of Sport Northland, and also as a Council Member of NorthTec. He has previously held governance roles as Independent Director at Tamaki Redevelopment Company Ltd; Member of the Community & Public Health Advisory Committee for Auckland and Waitemata DHBs; and Member of AUT University's Industry Advisory Board.
Eru holds a Bachelor of Laws degree, is a registered Barrister and Solicitor, holds an MBA with distinction, is a member of the New Zealand Institute of Directors (MInstD), has completed IMD Switzerland's governance programme, and was patron of the New Zealand Defence Force ‘Eru Lyndon’ Limited Service Volunteer (LSV) course.