Current board appointments
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Dr Kirstin Ferguson is an independent, non-executive director with more than 10 yrs experience on ASX100, ASX200, government, not-for-profit and large private company boards. She is currently –
Deputy Chair – Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Non-executive director & Remuneration Committee Chair – SCA Property Ltd (ASX:SCP)
Non-executive director & Remuneration Committee Chair – EML Payments Ltd (ASX:EML)
Non-executive director & Remuneration Committee Chair – Hyne Timber Pty Ltd.
Kirstin has contributed to the community through numerous voluntary roles including having been a board member of Layne Beachley’s Foundation, SheStarts, Queensland Theatre Company, Queensland Rugby Union, a mentor with Science and Technology Australia’s Superstars of STEM program and she was the Chair of the Women’s AgendaLeadership Awards.
Kirstin is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a graduate of both the Company Director Course and International Company Director Course.
Prior to her non-executive director roles, Kirstin was the CEO of the international consulting group, Sentis. Whilst she was CEO, Sentis was named by BRW Magazine as the 5th Best Place to Work in Australia.
Kirstin also spent many years in a professional services environment as a senior executive with the international law firm Norton Rose Fulbright (then known as Deacons). Kirstin’s was Director of Corporate Services and sat on the firm’s Executive Committee, and also worked closely with the CEO and board of directors on strategy development.
Kirstin began her executive career as an Administration Officer in the Royal Australian Air Force after graduating Dux of her Air Force graduating class as the Australian Defence Force Academy. On graduation, Kirstin was posted to an F-111 Squadron at RAAF Base Amberley.
Honours and Awards
Kirstin has received the following honours and awards:
Queensland Award for Excellence in Women’s Leadership (2018)
Safety Institute of Australia Dr Eric Wigglesworth Medal (2015)
Australian Financial Review 100 Women of Influence (2014)
QUT Colin Brain Governance Fellow (2012)
Australian Institute of Company Directors Talbot Scholarship (2012)
Australian Institute of Management Brisbane Young Manager of the Year (2005)
Sir Winston Churchill Fellowship (2003)
Australian Defence Medal (1998)
Australian Defence Force Academy Chief of Defence Force Air Force Prize (1993)
Kirstin has the following University degrees:
Doctor of Philosophy – Queensland University of Technology
Bachelor of Laws (Honours) – Queensland University of Technology
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) – University of New South Wales
Kirstin is also an Adjunct Professor at the QUT Business School.