Kristy Muir

Kristy Muir is Paul Ramsay Foundation’s CEO. She is a Professor of Social Policy in the Business School at UNSW Sydney, and Chair of Allan & Gill Gray Philanthropy Australasia.

Kristy has worked for almost three decades (as a support worker, academic, collaborator, leader and board director) with for-purpose organisations that enable children, families and communities to thrive. 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 over 100 social impact projects in partnership with governments, not-for-profits, corporates, academics and philanthropists. These projects have worked alongside families and communities, and spanned housing, education, employment, social participation, disability, mental health, financial resilience, wellbeing and the social purpose sector. She has published widely and teaches the AGSM Governance for Social Impact course for non-executive directors and the Social Impact Leadership Australia program.

Kristy was CEO of the Centre for Social Impact (2017-21), served as an elected academic member of UNSW’s Council (2016-2021) and was a NED of the Community Council of Australia. She has a PhD in social history and is a graduate of the AICD.

When not working on social change, Kristy loves to swim, ride and run, and spend time in the bush.

Kristy joined PRF as Chief Alliances Officer in 2021 and became Chief Executive Officer in August 2022.

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