Kiri Parr

Kiri is an academic, speaker and consultant in the construction industry in Australia.

Driven by a desire to improve outcomes in the construction industry, her mission is to make procurement fascinating. Kiri’s work sits at the intersection of construction law, procurement strategy, human behaviour and project governance.

As well as operating her own consultancy practice, Kiri is a Senior Fellow at the University of Melbourne law school lecturing in the Construction Law Master’s program in the course “Major Projects – the Legal Interfaces”.  

In industry Kiri is co Vice-Chair or the FIDIC Contracts Committee and is the committee liaison for Task Group 17, which is leading the development of a collaborative contract model for FIDIC. Kiri is also on the boards of Society of Construction Law Australia and the Dispute Resolution Board Foundation Region 3. Kiri was on the board of Consult Australia for 6 years, including as President between 2017 and 2019.

Prior to establishing her own consulting company in 2020, Kiri spent more than 20 years’ as a construction lawyer, initially in private practice and followed by 15 years as the Regional General Counsel for Arup, a large international professional consulting company. Her experience extends across a range of major projects delivered in the Australian market over the last two decades, from project conception to the litigation fall out. Projects include Airport Link, Gold Coast Light Rail and Marina Bay Sands.  From 2015 to 2019, Kiri was included in Doyle’s Leading In-House Construction Lawyers in Australia.