Kirsty is an experienced leader in the Association and built environment sectors, with previous CEO roles with the Planning Institute of Australia and the Illuminating Engineering Society of Australia and New Zealand. She is also an experienced Director, currently serving on the Board of the Queensland Reconstruction Authority and with previous roles on boards including the Australasian Society of Association Executives and the Planning Institute of Australia. Kirsty was elevated to Fellow of the Planning Institute of Australia in 2017.
Starting her career as an urban and regional planning, she has also worked as a planner in local, state and territory government, the private sector, academia and non-profit associations. During her career, she has collaborated with leaders, governments, industry and professionals across the country to bring about positive change and transformation in the built environment to benefit communities.