Dr Kirstin Ferguson

Dr Kirstin Ferguson

Non Executive Director, Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC)
Non Executive Director, CIMIC
Non Executive Director, SCA Property Group
Non Executive Director, Queensland Theatre Company
Non Executive Director, Hyne
Founder, Orbitas Group

Current Positions

Non Executive Director, Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC)
Non Executive Director, CIMIC
Non Executive Director, SCA Property Group
Non Executive Director, Queensland Theatre Company
Non Executive Director, Hyne
Founder, Orbitas Group


Previous Positions

Chief Executive Officer, Sentis
Chairman, Thiess (Advisory Board)
Non Executive Director, SunWater
Non Executive Director, Queensland Rugby Union
Non Executive Director, Dart Energy

Areas of Expertise

Business Business and Government, Business Practice / Management, Governance, Social and Environmental Responsibility, Women in Business
Not for Profit Art and Culture, Management Practices, Sport and Recreation, Women

Biography

Dr Kirstin Ferguson is an independent, non-executive director on ASX100, ASX200 and private company boards. Kirstin is a former CEO, as well as a senior executive in professional services.

As well as broad corporate and commercial experience, as a non-executive director Kirstin has specific expertise in risk and compliance, workplace health and safety, corporate governance, strategy, remuneration and human resources, digital trends and social media.

In 2014, Kirstin was named by the Australian Financial Review as one of Australia’s 100 Women of Influence. Kirstin is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD), Graduate of the AICD Company Directors Course and a Graduate of the AICD International Company Directors Course.

Kirstin has significant expertise in safety governance and safety leadership for boards and senior executives. Kirstin is frequently invited to speak at conferences, write articles for industry journals and advise in the field. Kirstin is an Adjunct Professor at the QUT School of Business, and sits on the Editorial Board of OHS Professional. Dr Ferguson was awarded the Colin Brain Fellowship by QUT, as well as the Dr Eric Wigglesworth Medal by the Safety Institute of Australia, for the contribution of her research to the field of corporate governance and workplace health and safety respectively.

Kirstin has a PhD in leadership and governance, as well as degrees in Law (Honours) and Arts (Honours). Kirstin is also a qualified solicitor admitted to practice law in Queensland and New South Wales. She has previously been awarded a Sir Winston Churchill Fellowship and has been named as the Australian Institute of Management’s Brisbane Young Manager of the Year.

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