Dr Kirsten Molloy
Dr Kirsten Molloy is a business leader, company director and chair with over ten years’ experience on Boards. Kirsten is a highly commercial technology focussed strategist who enjoys working to improve, grow and transform businesses. Kirsten is an authentic, values-driven, collaborative leader interested in making a positive difference to organisations, their cultures, outcomes and sustainability. Her executive career was in resources, manufacturing, supply chain and logistics. Dr Molloy was CEO of HVCCC, a logistics organisation coordinating a large supply chain in a major industry across a complex member-based construct. Earlier roles included executive and management roles at Orica, a global mining services company, after commencing as a graduate there early in her career. Kirsten works across a diverse range of industries and is currently a Non-executive Director of the NRMA, Port Authority of NSW and Hunter New England Health District and was Chair of Hunter H2O engineering consultancy.
With a focus on great organisational culture, she is a passionate advocate for diversity and inclusion. Kirsten has supported many initiatives, including the creation of mentoring scholarships and programs supporting women and other under-represented groups in leadership. She is President of the Hunter’s Equal Futures Project, focussed on equity and diversity, who have raised over $200,000 for charity partners. Dr Molloy founded her business Verity Leadership, to provide support to leaders who want to transform their organisations and develop their leadership capability, and provides strategic advisory services, mentoring and coaching. Kirsten brings a passion for regions and a regional lens to her work.
Kirsten has a love of learning, with an MBA from Deakin, PhD and an honours degree in Science from the University of Newcastle and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Kirsten has been recognised with a range of awards including NSW Finalist in the Telstra Business Women’s Awards, Hunter Business Chamber President’s Award, University of Newcastle Regional Leadership Alumni Award, NSW and National Woman in Resources awards and was a recipient of a Chief Executive Women’s’ scholarship supporting Executive Development at Wharton, USA.