Kimberley was born and raised in Brisbane and graduated from The University of Queensland with law and arts degrees.
Before being sworn in as a Senator in November 2016, Kimberley practised as a lawyer, worked as a manager in several private companies in information technology and human resources, was a senior adviser to the Treasurer of Victoria and the Victorian Minister for Industry, Trade, Major Projects and Information Technology, was a Melbourne City Councillor and the General Manager of the Health Workers Union in Victoria where she helped restore good governance and financial strength.
Kimberley’s most important job as a Labor Senator is job creation and reminding Parliament to look after Australian families and workers instead of special interests and lobby groups.
She has been a party member for 27 years, has been a National Conference delegate, a member of the Victorian ALP Administrative Committee for more than a decade and a State Conference delegate for even longer.
Kimberley lives in the northwest of Melbourne with her husband.