As founder of Newsdirect in 1999, Kirsty has been at the forefront of devolved political monitoring for over two decades. For Newsdirect Scotland, she leads the company’s political awareness training which works with boards, senior management and public affairs teams across the UK. Kirsty also works with the team on client pitches, service development and product design. Kirsty regularly contributes to podcasts and writes about current affairs and the political world of work. She is a founder member of Association for Scottish Public Affairs (ASPA) and has recently-joined the CIPR’s public affairs committee.
Outside of work, Kirsty plays piano and church organ and enjoys spending time out of doors, especially in the Scottish Borders where she lives.