Interview with Kirstin Duffield

20 years in the Reinsurance and Insurance Software Industry has given Kirstin Duffield experience in Systems’ Analysis and Deployment, Training and delivery.  She was shortlisted as Business Leader of the Year 2017 by Women in IT and was one of Computer Weekly’s top 25 most influential women in IT 2013. Today she took time out to talk to Kerri Mansfield about her life and career.

Kirstin’s advice to young people is to keep their options open and get stuck in; that in IT qualifications aren’t everything. There is no substitute for work experience, even if unpaid, to help young people find out what they really want to do.   The combination of practical experience plus a clear sense of what you can contribute, what you can achieve, is very powerful.