Kristina Keneally

Kristina KeneallyKristina Keneally Kristina Keneally is well-known as the first female Premier of New South Wales. Leading the biggest state in Australia Kristina showed toughness, dignity, style and integrity that won respect and admiration.Kristina possesses a restless intellect and an engaging personal charm. Politics and policy fascinate her, to be sure, but she loves talking with people. An extrovert, Kristina is at ease chatting with everyone from Prime Ministers and Popes to the poorest people in India’s slums to parents sitting courtside at the local basketball game.Her wide-ranging interests and her dexterity as a communicator means Kristina is often sought for written commentary, public speaking and media appearances on topics as diverse as leadership, poverty, religion, work-life balance, and sport.Kristina also has a sharp sense of humour, something she has enjoyed exploring (and exploiting) since she left political office. She’s appeared on The Chaser‘s live shows “Story Club” and “The Chaser’s Empty Vessel” as well as with Julian Morrow on Radio National’s “Friday Night Question Time.” . She has also written humorous pieces for publications such as The Spectator and The Australian, and occasionally has a bit of fun with her 33,000 Twitter followers. She joined Sky News Australia as a regular contributor in June 2014 where she co-presents her weekly show “Keneally And Cameron”. Kristina is married to Ben and is the mother of two teenage boys. She is a keen South Sydney Rabbitohs fan and a Director of Souths’ charitable arm, Souths Cares. Kristina serves as Patron of Stillbirth Foundation Australia and as an Ambassador for Opportunity Australia International. By virtue of her marriage, she is also the Mayoress of the City of Botany Bay, which means she occasionally has an opportunity to wear pearls in public.Kristina Keneally is exclusively represented by Wall Media. To engage Kristina for press, radio, television, or presentation engagements or to discuss speaking topics contact Peter Wall at Wall Media on 0408 489 057 or

Some Kristina Keneally speaking topics:

Leadership in adverse times

Women in Leadership

Work-life balance


Religion & Catholicism

Elite and recreational sport


Public policy

Change management

Cracking the glass ceiling


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What people have said about Kristina:

Kristina was a delight to deal with. Her presentation was most engaging and very well received.  She was effortlessly articulate and delivered key messages around the importance of work/life flexibility, and having a written ‘statement of purpose’ to refer to as circumstances change throughout your life.  Kristina also provided a valuable message to the women in the room – be confident, back yourself and don’t be unreasonable in your self-belief.

All in all, the event was a great success.

Karina Lynch Project Manager James Cook University