Kirsty Dwyer

Kirsty Dwyer

Kirsty is the Chief Executive, People and Diversity at the University of Canberra. She holds responsibility for the University’s people. The portfolio covers the people and workforce strategy and design, safety and wellbeing, diversity, equity, inclusion and access, talent attraction and retention, engagement and development.

Kirsty commenced at the University of Canberra in February 2014 initially as the Director Human Resources. Her experience spans private and public sector organisations across the spectrum of Business Management including operations, line management, people management, sales and account management, financial performance and customer service delivery. A move into Human Resources leadership positions over the past 15 years covers strategy, organisation design and development, transformational change, HR services and issues management, HR systems, analytics and reporting, talent management, workforce planning, industrial relations and recruitment.

Kirsty holds a Bachelor of Business and a Masters in Human Resource Management coupled with accreditations in a range of assessment, development and psychometric testing tools. She is a Certified Professional of the Australian Human Resource Institute and a past AHRI council representative and holds membership with the Australian Institute of Company Directors.


Kirsty will be contributing to Plenary session 5: #Metoo in HE: what are we doing? on Wednesday 10 July with with Professor Angela Campbell, Associate Provost (Equity and Academic Policies) Professor, Faculty of Law, McGill University and Professor Stuart Corbridge, Vice-Chancellor and Warden, Durham University and UCEA Board member. The session will be chaired by Dr Robert Gordon, Provost and Vice-President: Academic and Professor in Geography & Environmental Studies, Wilfrid Laurier University.


To follow.

This page was updated on 3 April 2019.