Sustainable technology futurist 

Kirsten Rose FTSE

Kirsten Rose New Fellow 2022

Kirsten Rose FTSE 

Executive Director, Future Industries, CSIRO (WA) 

Kirsten Rose is a respected leader in technology and innovation with a career spanning 30 years in the US, UK and Australia. 

She is a member of CSIRO’s executive team overseeing a portfolio encompassing over 2,000 research scientists and engineers and more than $500 million in annual research investment. She champions commercialisation of CSIRO science through her support of start-ups and spin-outs to create true impact at scale.  

Kirsten formerly led Innovation and Sustainable Operations at BHP with global responsibility for driving improvement in climate change commitments. This included influencing BHP’s leadership to move from incremental emissions reductions targets to firm science-based net-zero targets. 

She is a passionate champion for gender diversity and is an active member of Chief Executive Women.