Australian Innovation Research Centre

Kim Backhouse

Kim Backhouse

Ms Kim Backhouse

Higher Degree by Research Candidate

Contact Details

Contact Campus Sandy Bay Campus
Telephone +61 3 6226 7384
Fax +61 3 6226 7390

Kim Backhouse is a PhD student with the AIRC.  She graduated from the University of Tasmania with a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Laws. Kim was admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor, of the Supreme Court of Victoria, Supreme Court of Tasmania and High Court of Australia.  Kim has also completed a Diploma with the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Kim commenced her PhD candidature in the area of corporate governance and innovation within the Australian superannuation industry in November 2006.

In addition, she is currently a Trustee of the Retirement Benefits Board,  and a member of the Electrical Licensing Board. Member of the Department of Primary Industry and Water's Internal Audit Committee and Chair of the Code of Conduct Panel for Clarence City Council.

Past memberships include:

Chiropractor and Osteopath Registration, Board of Tasmania, Chairperson of the Disciplinary Committee for the Chiropractic Board, Nursing Board of Tasmania, Nursing Board of Tasmania's Committee Member and Chairperson of the Freedom of Information. Kim has over a decade of statutory board experience.

Kim was selected for an internship in the Congressional Liaison Branch, Australian Embassy, Washington DC (January - March 1994) after studying in the United States. Kim founded the exchange program for law students from the University of Tasmania to study at the University of New Mexico, USA which still continues today.

Kim's key competencies include:

  • Strategic Management
  • Managing Financial Resources
  • Managing Services
  • Data analysis and Reporting (Annual reports)
  • Policy and Procedures
  • Corporate Governance
  • Decision Making
  • Research
  • Performance Management
  • High level of interpersonal skills, including communication, negotiation and conflict resolution skills
  • High level of strategic, conceptual, analytical and creative skills

Kim has recently resigned from the Ombudsman's office, after nine years, to commence her candidature in the PhD program. Other legal experience includes, Australian Securities and Investment Commission, and two top-tier commercial law firms in Victoria.