Kirstin Butcher

Founder and CEO of genvis

2022 WA Australian of the Year Nominee

Kirstin Butcher has led vital innovations to drive Australia’s successful response to COVID-19. Through genvis – the Western Australia-based technology company she founded to drive the effectiveness of public safety teams – she has had an incredible impact on the safety of the nation.

Her innovations have powered solutions that underpin Western Australia’s police and health department led COVID-19 response. From protecting borders through G2G Pass, enabling at-home quarantine for more than 100,000 individuals through G2G Now, and reducing the impact and duration of lockdowns through the SafeWA venue check-in and contact-tracing platform, Kirstin delivers high-impact public safety software.

She works tirelessly with government agencies in high-pressure, mission-critical contexts. Her success in Western Australia has set the stage for a national contribution with genvis solutions adopted in Tasmania, the Northern Territory and trialling in Victoria.

In significant ways, the lives Australians enjoy today, particularly in Western Australia, is at least in part attributable to Kirstin’s vision, tenacity and practical leadership of tangible public safety outcomes.