Kristin began her working life when she joined the Royal Australian Navy as a 17 year old. She attended the Defence Academy in Canberra where she obtained a Bachelor’s Degree with Honours in Geography. On completion of her training Kristin specialised as a Ship’s Navigating Officer, and spent eight years at sea in a variety of warships. Kristin was deployed on numerous active service operations including two deployments to the Arabian Gulf where she led a Boarding Party performing maritime interdiction operations against oil smugglers from Iraq and separately as the Navigating Officer of HMAS Parramatta.
After leaving the Navy in 2006 Kristin briefly entertained a career in Management Consulting before joining Cement Australia where she found a niche applying her studies in the sustainability and safety field. Kristin obtained a Masters in Sustainability Science and helped Cement Australia develop its sustainability strategy but she longed to be back in Operations Management.
Kristin moved to Hanson Construction Materials in 2017 in a Risk Management role and then in late 2019 was appointed the State Manager for QLD of Hymix, a leading concrete supplier with operations in QLD, NSW and VIC. Hymix’s mission is to be Australia’s Most Trusted Concrete supplier and Kristin is busy working hard to achieve this.