Kristen Podagiel has been involved with leading and growing dynamic companies and professional service firms for over 20 years. Kristen has been both the CEO/Managing Partner of McCullough Robertson, one of Australia’s largest independent law firms, and the CEO of the largest community legal centre in Queensland. She has also worked as a non-executive director and advisor partnering with a wide range of organisations (from professional service firms and listed companies through to charities and private companies) on strategy and on helping organisations implement ways to be more efficient, effective and enjoyable to be involved with.
Kristen has been named in the Australian Financial Review’s Top 100 Lawyers and has been the winner of the Australian Client Choice Award for Energy and Natural Resources. She is also a founding director of charity UNIQ You, an innovative new career advisory service.
Kristen loves working with diverse stakeholders to identify strategic opportunities to ‘do things better’ and add value to the business. She is also accredited as one of Australia’s first practitioners in the area of Smart Collaboration – how to harness the unique skills and experience of a group of specialists to solve strategic problems that are volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous.