Kirsten Rose was appointed Head of Low Emissions Technology for BHP in 2016.
Kirsten’s professional career has spanned over 25 years in a variety of industries and general management roles in the US, UK, and Australia. Prior to BHP, Kirsten was the West Australian State Manager for the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD).
A key highlight of Kirsten’s career was serving as the Chief Executive Officer for the Sustainable Energy Association of Australia, a peak body in the sustainable and renewable energy industry.
As Head of Low Emissions Technology, Kirsten’s focus is on developing and deploying technology solutions to drive greenhouse gas emissions reductions from BHP operations as well as from the downstream use of BHP products.
Kirsten enjoys mentoring entrepreneurs and helping bring people and organisations together in ways that foster innovation. She has previously served on several not-for-profit boards and is currently a Non-Executive Director at Bloom, the student-led entrepreneurship organisation in Western Australia.
She is also a former Director of the Perth Chapter of Founder Institute, a Silicon Valley-based entrepreneur training and start-up launch program.
Kirsten is a regular speaker on issues including the future of energy, emissions reduction, gender diversity in leadership, and the importance of innovation in corporate strategy.
Kirsten is based in Perth and she holds a BA in Art History from Northwestern University in Chicago.