Kim Rubenstein & Trish Bergin - Co-Directors

Kim smallersProfessor Kim Rubenstein is the Co-Director, Academic of the 50/50 by 2030 Foundation 

Kim’s academic and professional reputation as a legal scholar and leading gender equity advocate is second to none. From 2006 – 2015 she served as Director of the Centre for International and Public Law at ANU, and was a founding Convenor of the ANU Gender Institute. She has completed two ARC Research Council grants, as Chief Investigator and is the recipient of numerous awards, including a listing in the Financial Review’s ‘100 Women of Influence’ for her work in public policy, and awarded the inaugural Edna Ryan award for ‘leading feminist changes in the public sphere.’ Kim is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Social Sciences and a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law. She regularly appears in mainstream media, in both print and broadcast, with her extensive commentary on citizenship keenly sought and widely reported.




Trish for webTrish Bergin is the Co-Director, Governance of the 50/50 by 2030 Foundation 

Trish has held Senior Executive Band 2 positions with the Australian Public Service, most recently leading the Office for Women in the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. She has also worked at the Senior Executive Service (SES) level within other Commonwealth portfolios, including the Finance, Education and Employment portfolios. In the private sector, she held General Manager and Regional Director level positions with listed companies such as SMS Management & Technology and Hudson Global Resources in Canberra. For 11 years Trish ran her own thriving small business, working with clients to implement organisational strategy, facilitate change and facilitating leadership development programs. She has also held Board positions in the not-for-profit sector. Trish holds academic qualifications in economics, management and leadership.