Kirrily’s professional career has spanned a broad range of issues-rich sectors including human services, indigenous affairs, politics, major public infrastructure development, health, mining, energy, trade, water, natural resources and small business.
She has held roles as a support worker, journalist, producer, consultant, and in-house advisor focused on stakeholder relations, fundraising, communication, media, issues management, government relations, sector engagement, social policy and advocacy.
In these roles she has guided organisations to improve and enhance engagement and communication by taking a wholistic view of stakeholders, particularly during times of positive change and growth, internal crisis or external challenge.
Kirrily joined Endeavour Foundation in 2011 to advocate for the profound unmet needs of people living with disability. As Chief of Staff she works for systemic change that will deliver broad benefits for people facing employment barriers and people living with disability, ensuring the voices of people with lived experience are at the fore.
She has also been a director of not-for profit organisations working with children at risk and domestic violence prevention training, support for learning disabilities, and legal advice for people living with disability.