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Kathe Kirby

Board of Directors; Appointments & Nominations Committee

Kathe Kirby is the Executive Director of Asialink and the Asia Education Foundation at the University of Melbourne where her work focuses on equipping young Australians for the Asian Century. Asialink is Australia’s largest Asia Australia centre and works across the education, business, arts and community sectors. Kathe has a background in education as a teacher, university lecturer and policy maker. She is a Board member of the Foundation of Young Australians, the Australia Malaysia Institute, the Centre for Public Education and the Beyond Australia Committee of The Myer Foundation. Kathe is a regular contributor to the media on Asia literacy in Australian schools.