The NSW Financial Inclusion Network, in partnership with Northern Rivers Community Gateway and UNSW’s Centre for Social Impact, is excited to announce keynote speaker Professor Kristy Muir, confirmed to present at our upcoming 4th Financial Inclusion Conference – Roads to Resilience.
Now is the time to expand conversation around financial resilience in order to shape policies and practices that steer Australia in the direction of positive financial wellbeing. The 4th Financial Inclusion Conference – Roads to Resilience is taking place on 18+19 March 2020 at SMC Conference & Function Centre in Sydney.
Professor Kristy Muir
Leader. Researcher. Educator. Catalyser.
Professor Kristy Muir is the CEO of the Centre for Social Impact (CSI) and a Professor of Social Policy at UNSW Sydney Business School. She is an elected member of UNSW Sydney’s Council, the Chair of Allan & Gill Gray Philanthropy Australasia, a Non-Executive Director of the Australian Research Alliance for Children & Youth and a member of the Community Director’s Council, the NSW Premier’s Council on Homelessness, and the Gonski Institute for Education Advisory Board.
Kristy has worked for almost three decades with for-purpose organisations. She is driven to better understand and find solutions to complex social problems and measure whether and where we are making a difference. Kristy has undertaken more than 70 projects with many government, not-for-profit, corporate, academic, and philanthropic organisations. These projects have attracted almost $16 million in funding. Her research spans housing, education, employment, social participation, disability, mental health, and financial resilience and wellbeing. She has published widely in policy, sociology, social work, history, and public health journals and in publicly accessible and popular media, such as TEDx, The Mandarin, The Guardian and The Conversation.
Kristy is an excellent educator and public speaker. She frequently gives invited keynotes, runs workshops on applied systems thinking, facilitates board strategy planning days, and she founded and teaches the highly regarded Governance for Social Impact course for non-executive directors. Kristy founded CSI’s Change Collection series and Amplify Social Impact – one of her most innovative and potentially transformational capacity building projects. She is a founding partner and governance member of the Financial Inclusion Action Plan and The Constellation Project.
Kristy was formerly CSI’s Research Director (2013-15), the Associate Dean Research (Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, 2011-13) and the Director of the Disability Studies and Research Centre (2009-2010) at UNSW Sydney. She has a PhD in social history, is a graduate of the AICD and Sydney Leadership and, prior to joining academia, worked in the not-for-profit sector.