Born and raised in Sydney.
Chris met her husband Rob when they were both enrolled in law at Sydney University. They have been married for 40 years. In between having children, Chris completed her degree majoring in Sociology and Politics.
She has 4 terrific children – 2 of each and 4 divine, but exhausting grandchildren.

  • August 2000 Joined Inner Wheel Club Balmain
  • 2005-06 President Inner Wheel Club Balmain
  • 2007-08 District Chairman A51
  • 2008-09 Council Member Inner Wheel Australia
  • 2010 Charter President Inner Wheel Club Sydney Inner West
  • 2012-13 Vice President Inner Wheel Australia
  • 2013-14 President Inner Wheel Australia
  • 2014-15 National Representative to International Inner Wheel
  • 2015-16 International Inner Wheel Board Director
  • 2017-18 Vice President International Inner Wheel
  • July 18 + President International Inner Wheel

My hope for the theme is to encourage our members to educate themselves on Inner Wheel, by examining, honouring and learning from our Inner Wheel heritage. We can use this knowledge to ensure our growth, individually and collectively, to enable Inner Wheel to participate more
confidently and successfully.
It is with this empowerment and support that Inner Wheel will further grow, evolving to adapt to the needs of today’s members and modern society.
When everyone moves forward, evolving positively together, great success will follow.
A British Philosopher once said, “the mind is like a garden; if we plant good seeds we will have a great garden; if we plant poisonous plants, that is what we will reap and if we do not plant anything at all, it will be idle and the weeds will take over”.
I hope that, using the 2018-19 theme, we will all ‘plant good seeds’ to ensure that both Inner Wheel and its members continue to make a difference, and flourish around the world.

Mrs Christine Kirby
IIW President-2018-19

Women are more likely than men to be poor, hungry and victims of violence. We need to ensure that the basic needs of women & girls are met for their well-being and secure future.
Feminism is not about making women strong; they are already strong. It’s about changing the way the world perceives that strength. Empowering women and girls is a prerequisite for creating a good nation. When women are empowered, society with stability is ensured.
If mothers are empowered and healthy, so are their families, leading to an alleviation of poverty.
Time is up for crediting just our forefathers, it’s time to recognize the sacrifices of our foremothers.
So the International Social Project 2018 – 2021 is – “Caring for Women & Girls”.

IIW President Mrs Christine Kirby with Imm Past IIW President Dr Kapila Gupta

Empower and Evolve Theme 2018-2019