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Monthly Luncheons & Guest Speakers

June 2017 Luncheon | Dr Kirsten Molloy

Harbourview Function Centre
Tuesday, 13 June 2017 –
12:00pm to 1:30pm

Monthly Luncheon | Dr Kirsten Molloy

We welcome Dr Kirsten Molloy, CEO of the Hunter Valley Coal Chain Coordinator

Dr Kirsten Molloy is Chief Executive Officer of the Hunter Valley Coal Chain Coordinator (HVCCC), an industry-funded entity that leads collaboration and innovates across organisations participating in the Hunter Valley Coal Chain to deliver the most efficient and effective logistics outcomes for the industry. HVCCC coordinates the movement of coal from mine to ship through a complex and extensive network of mines, track, rail, terminals and port.

Prior to her role at HVCCC, Kirsten was a Business Manager for Orica Mining Services in South-East Australia following a range of other executive commercial and technical roles over 16 years at Orica, working in Research and Development, Marketing, Supply Chain, Strategy and Commercial Management.

Kirsten is passionate about leadership and Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM), diversity and equity and over the years has implemented and supported a range of initiatives to support these areas – developing a Women in Leadership program at Orica, co-founding the Equal Futures Project in the Hunter Valley and the Hunter Diversity Awards. Kirsten also founded an initiative called Verity which has provided dozens of Mentoring Scholarships to Hunter Based business women. Most recently Kirsten has funded a place at the RDA Hunter STEM conference for a Primary School teacher from the Hunter. Kirsten was the 2014 Innovation ambassador for Regional Development Australia (RDA) Hunter’s Innovation Scorecard. Kirsten is also the recipient of the 2016 Hunter Business Chamber President’s Award, 2017 NSW Woman in Mining Award and Chief Executive Women (CEW) 2015 Executive Development Scholarship to Wharton (USA). Kirsten is also a Non-Executive Director of the Hunter Medical Research Institute, Regional Development Australia Hunter and HunterH2O.

Kirsten is a passionate advocate for the elimination of domestic violence and is an Executive Producer of ICEBERG, a documentary to support that goal (shown on ABC’s Compass program in 2016). Kirsten attained a PhD in Chemistry at the University of Newcastle in 1997 after graduating with a BSc(Hons) in 1993, and completed an MBA from Deakin University in 2006. Kirsten has pursued further executive development through programs offered by INSEAD, Wharton Business School (USA), the University of Newcastle, and a range of other Leadership forums.