Kathy Green to retire as QCIF’s Executive Officer

After 14 years in the role, Kathy Green is stepping down this month as QCIF’s Executive Officer to take up early retirement. 

When Kathy first joined a newly-created QCIF in September 2003, she was the only full-time person, alongside a part-time CEO and administration assistant.  

“Seeing QCIF grow from a team of three to a vibrant, dynamic team of 30-plus across our member universities has been a highlight and a pleasure,” said Kathy.

“When I started as Executive Officer there was no finance in the role. My focus was our relationships with our members and funding partners. This changed fairly quickly to include overseeing the accounts which in time grew to be a sizeable part of the job.”

A personal career highlight for Kathy was completing a Diploma in Accounting in 2011 whilst working for QCIF, which she says she could not have done without the support of the CEOs at the time, Professor Bernard Pailthorpe and in turn, Rob Cook. 

Joy Byrne will replace Kathy in the renamed role of Business Manager. Joy has more than 30 years’ experience in business administration and financial management, and was previously a self-employed consultant. Her extensive experience includes administration within the information technology sector; the biotech sector; private health system; manufacturing, distribution and retail companies; as well as the construction and creative industries.

QCIF welcomes Joy to the team and thanks Kathy for her dedication and hard work. We wish Kathy all the best on her travels and sea change to the Sunshine Coast.

QCIF, QFAB and RCC staff at a morning tea on Thursday, 7 December, to farewell QCIF Executive Officer Kathy Green (centre). (Photo: Dr Nick Hamilton, QCIF/RCC/IMB.)

Joy Byrne