Kirstin Hunter is a company director, lawyer and business consultant with 10 years of professional experience. In her professional role at Bain & Company, Kirstin is an advisor to leaders of Australian business (ASX50 and smaller) on issues of corporate strategy, digital strategy and performance improvement. Kirstin is also active in pro-bono, having been involved in Bain & Company’s social impact consulting practice for several years, as well as other projects and appointments. In 2015, Kirstin was the founder of “Aussie Babywearers for Refugees”, a national campaign to donate used babywearing equipment to refugees fleeing the conflict in Syria. Previously, Kirstin has held governance roles on the University of New South Wales Council and the University of New South Wales Union, UNSW Law Society, and Editor of the Australian Journal of Human Rights. She previously worked as a lawyer for Herbert Smith Freehills, holds a BA, BSc and LLB degree (with honours) from the University of NSW and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

If you were a vegetable or herb what would you be, and why?

I’d be a tomato – nothing better than a bit of sunshine (as well as water and seaweed solution!)

What advice would you give your 20-year old self about life?

Be open to new things – even if they aren’t “part of the plan”! Oh, and it’s OK to change your mind even if that means you’ve “wasted” time – a year or two is nothing in the grand scheme of things.

What is it about YFM that made you says YES! to being on the board?

I love the energy that I get from being a part of the YFM community. And I love that being on the board gives me an opportunity to combine my corporate work-life with my community.

It’s your last day on earth, what would the setting of your last meal be and what would you eat and/or drink?

Picnic down by the water with a really kickass bottle of wine, some cheese and Jeff’s special Spanish chicken.