After graduating with a Chemistry degree from King’s College, London, Kirsten started her career as an Industrial Development Chemist with Courtaulds (Coatings). She then gained an MBA (Innovation) from Imperial College, London and joining KPMG Consulting as a Management Consultant specialising in R&D in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries. In 2005 she joined STEMNET as a Director becoming CEO in 2010 for 6 years.
Kirsten became Chief Executive of WES (Women’s Engineering Society) in 2016. She is also a Trustee at Founders4Schools.