Kristy Muir is Paul Ramsay Foundation’s Chief Executive Officer. She is also a Professor of Social Policy at UNSW Sydney Business School, and Chair of Allan & Gill Gray Philanthropy Australasia.
Kristy has worked for more than three decades - as a support worker, academic, collaborator, leader, funder, and board director - with for-purpose organisations that enable children, families, and communities to thrive.
Kristy is a seasoned keynote speaker and internationally recognised leader. She has published widely, and has delivered her insights on governance for social impact to hundreds of non-executive directors and CEOs through formal executive education programs. She founded the AGSM Governance for Social Impact course and the Social Impact Leadership Australia program which she currently teaches to for-purpose CEOs.
Kristy has undertaken more than 100 social impact projects with partners across sectors, including governments, not-for-profits, corporates, social enterprises, academics, and philanthropists. Many of these projects were designed to work alongside families and communities, and they spanned housing, education, employment, social participation, disability, mental health, financial resilience, wellbeing, and the social purpose sector.
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 non-executive Director of the Community Council of Australia and the Australian Research Alliance for Children and Young People (ARACY). She has a PhD in social history and is a graduate of executive education at Harvard Business School and the Australian Institute of Company Directors.