Janine Kirk AM
In January 2013 Janine Kirk AM commenced as the Chief Executive of The Prince’s Trust Australia (P.T.A.). Prior to her appointment Janine was a Partner at E.Y. for six years (2007-2013) where she was responsible for establishing and leading the Victorian Government & Public Sector practice for the firm. She was also Oceania Leader Community; and a Director of the E.Y. Foundation. Janine joined E.Y. in March 2007 after 12 years as the Chief Executive of the Committee for Melbourne, a private sector think- tank of leaders from Melbourne’s business, academic, scientific, research and community sectors.
Currently Janine is Chairman, The Melbourne Prize Trust; Chairman, the Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute Leadership Advisory Board; Director of Australian International Military Games Board; and Chairman of the Kukukuku P.N.G. Tribe Advisory Board. She is a founding member of the Berry Street Childhood Alliance and an Ambassador Teach for Australia and the Australian Community Foundation.
In 2016, Janine was awarded a Deakin University Distinguished Fellows Award for her contribution to business, education and community. Previous positions held include: Chairman, Tourism Victoria; Founding Director, The Melbourne Forum; Chairman, Melbourne Convention & Visitors Bureau (M.C.V.B.); Director of The Cranlana Programme; a Founding Director, Victorian Endowment for Science Knowledge & Innovation (V.E.S.K.I.); Director, Berry Street Victoria where she held a number of roles including President and Vice President and was a Founding Director of The Conversation and The Conversation Media Group.
Between 2006 – 2009 Janine was an Honorary Aide to the Governor of Victoria Professor David de Kretser AC. Janine was Awarded a Member of the Order of Australia in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List in 2006. She received an Honorary Doctor of Law from Monash University in 2007 and was appointed a Monash Vice Chancellor Professorial Fellow (2012-2015). She is a recipient of The Centenary Medal and is a British Chevening Scholarship winner; a VESKI Fellow and has been awarded Life Membership of Berry Street Victoria; the Committee for Melbourne and The BioMelbourne Network.