Kristie Keast

Chief Executive North America | B Applied Science (Safety)

Kristie Keast, Chief Executive North America

Kristie was appointed Chief Executive North America in February 2023. As Chief Executive, she is responsible for North Star BlueScope Steel, BlueScope Recycling and Materials, BlueScope Coated Products, and BlueScope Buildings North America.

Prior to that, Kristie was the Chief People Officer for four years and responsible for health, safety and environment; remuneration and benefits; corporate affairs; strategic marketing; social impact and inclusion; and organisational capability and performance. In 2021, her portfolio grew with the addition of North American development.

She has held progressively senior roles in both Australia, New Zealand and the United States. In 2014, she took on an expanded role as vice president, Organisational Capability and from 2016 held the role of General Manager, People in our Australian Steel Products business.

As well as extensive experience at an executive level, Kristie’s expertise covers occupational health and safety, change management leadership and global strategic cultural transformation. 

She is a member of Chief Executive Women, the Human Resources Institute of Australia, as well as the Safety Institute of Australia. She also serves as a member of the board of directors for Sports Access Foundation serving children with disabilities.