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Kirsten Eades

MSB Board Member
Kirsten Eades - Board of Directors

Kirsten Eades

MSB Board Member

  • Marketing and Promotions Committee
  • Member Engagement and Complaints Committee 

MSB Director since 2023

Professional Background
  • Executive Director, Community Justice Services - Department of Justice and Attorney-General (QLD)
  • Former Director of the Dispute Resolution Branch, Department of Justice and Attorney-General (QLD) 
  • Former Director of HR Capability & Culture, Department of Justice and Attorney-General (QLD) 
  • NMAS Accredited Mediator
  • Nationally Registered FDR Practitioner

Kirsten Eades was appointed as a Director in 2023. 

She is a highly skilled executive leader and proven change agent, bringing a diverse skillset and extensive governance experience to the MSB. 

She is involved with several committees including our Promotions Committee and Member Engagement and Complaints Committee. 

Kirsten has been a practising mediator for more than 24 years and has also held Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner certification for the past 5. 

Kirsten’s early career background includes working in Intake roles, Youth Justice Conferencing, Restorative Justice, and as a Training Manager in mediation and dispute resolution. In these roles she was regularly responsible for training, assessing and appointing Mediators throughout Qld.

In addition to her current role as Executive Director –Community Justice Services for the Department of Justice and Attorney-General (QLD), Kirsten is a committee member of several committees, with a particular focus on supporting Women’s Rights, First Nations Peoples, and Domestic and Family Violence victims. 

Kirsten is passionate about enabling people in dispute to take control of their conflict and learn more about communication, and is motivated by  empowering parties to find positive outcomes that work for them.  Kirsten was interested in joining the Board to bring a non-legal approach to mediator standards to ensure balance in the community mediation sector.