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Kirstin Ferguson

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Dr Kirstin Ferguson is an author, columnist, and company director. Beginning her career as an officer in the Royal Australian Air Force, Kirstin has held roles that have included chief executive officer of an international consulting firm and acting chair and deputy chair of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

Kirstin has a PhD in leadership and culture, as well as honours degrees in Law and History. She is an adjunct professor at the Queensland University of Technology Business School, where she was named Outstanding Alumnus of the Year in 2020 and is a Sir Winston Churchill Fellow. She was included on Thinkers50 Radar List in 2021 and shortlisted for the Thinkers50 Distinguished Achievement Award in Leadership. In 2023 she was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia for her significant service to business and gender equality.

Kirstin's work in Head and Heart (Viking, 2023) saw her win the 2023 Thinkers50 Leadership Excellence Award. She was also named as one of only eight new entrants to the Thinkers50 Ranking in 2023.

Kirstin writes a weekly column on leadership and work in the Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, and is also a contributor to the Australian Financial Review and Forbes.

Books by Kirstin Ferguson

Head and Heart

Winner of the 2023 Royal Society of Arts Career Book Award.

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