Kirsty has worked for twenty years within the not-for-profit sector, including eight years at Breast Cancer Now, and its predecessor Breakthrough Breast Cancer, where she was the Data Manager. In 2017 she was recognised as one of Women In Data’s Twenty in Data and Technology, an annual showcase of female role models, aimed at inspiring the next generation of women and girls and increasing gender diversity in senior data roles.
In 2019 Kirsty started her own consultancy service, founding Bright Corners Data to help charities shine a light on their data, to better understand and engage with their supporters, and raise more money for their charitable causes. In that capacity she has worked with a range of non-profits, from start-ups to global organisations.
Kirsty has considerable experience within the charity sector across data management, administration, analysis, and marketing, so she knows both the questions charities are asking about their supporters, and the technical challenges that can stand in the way of good insight. She understands that while charities are rightly held to a high standard of data governance, they have limited budget and resources, and must work smartly to achieve their goals.