Dr Kirstin Ferguson
Non-Executive Director & Chairman
Dr Ferguson is one of Australia’s leading company directors, as well as an award-winning expert on leadership and corporate culture, diversity and inclusion. She has had an incredibly diverse career. After joining the military aged 17, she graduated as Dux of her Air Force graduating class at the Australian Defence Force Academy. After studying law and becoming admitted as a solicitor, she went on to become a highly successful CEO of a global consulting business before completing a PhD in leadership and culture, for which she has received numerous awards.
She is a now a professional company director and her current board appointments include the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, SCA Property Group Ltd, Hyne, and Layne Beachley’s Foundation. She also sits on the Advisory Panel of SheStarts, an incubator for female-led technology startups, and is the Chairman of the Women’s Agenda Leadership Awards. Previous board appointments include CIMIC Ltd, Dart Energy Ltd, SunWater Ltd, Thiess, Queensland Rugby Union, and the Queensland Theatre Company.
She has been named as one of the Australian Financial Review’s 100 Women of Influence, has been awarded a Sir Winston Churchill Fellowship, and was recently named by Women’s Agenda as one of 30 women redefining business in Australia.