Who is the ABC's Dr Kirstin Ferguson?

ABC board member Dr Kirstin Ferguson is set to become acting chair of the broadcaster, after being recommended for the role of deputy chair.


* After completing high school in Sydney, Dr Ferguson began her career with the Royal Australian Air Force. She trained as a cadet in Canberra - where she graduated as dux for academic and military performance - whilst completing a Bachelor of Arts through the University of NSW.

* After training, Dr Ferguson spent three years working as a Flight Lieutenant in Brisbane, where she also studied law at the Queensland University of Technology. She left the RAAF in 1998.

* Worked at law firm Norton Rose Fulbright in Brisbane for eight years, where she held a number of leadership roles.

* Became general manager at consulting company Sentis, focused on psychological services in the mining and resources sector. She went on to become the organisation's chief executive before leaving in 2010.

* She has since held a range of director roles on ASX 100, ASX 200, private company and government boards. She was appointed to the ABC board in 2015.

* Dr Ferguson is also an Adjunct Professor at the Queensland University of Technology Business School.

* She's an advocate of women in leadership, having authored the book Women Kind, and created a social media campaign in that vein (#CelebratingWomen).

* Dr Ferguson has two children.

Published 28 September 2018 at 10:58am
Source: AAP