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Kirsty Kakanskas

Kirsty Kakanskas

Kristy Kakanskas has five years experience in a world-leading pharmaceutical manufacturing company as both a technical expert and an operations manager. This has given her significant knowledge across a range of disciplines. She also has an extensive background of working with young people.

Her work covers a cross-section of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). She is particularly interested in the role of data-driven decision-making and the use of technology in solving problems and business development.

Kristy recently undertook a secondment where she transferred her skills to running a sales business in Zambia, adapting her experience to deliver in a very different environment. Her primary role was to support the local staff to grow the business by improving their capability.

Her time in Zambia gave her a succinct introduction to social enterprise, and she maximised her learning by working in partnership with several similar businesses.