Professor Kristjanson served as Vice-Chancellor and President of Swinburne University of Technology from 2011, retiring in August 2020. She is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering. Professor Kristjanson is Chair of the Board of the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre and member of the Australian Council for International Education. She is Non-Executive Director of Skalata Ventures Ltd., Education Australia Ltd., and Global Citizen Ltd. In 2002, Linda was named Australian Telstra Business Women of the Year in recognition of her entrepreneurial work in health and science. Professor Kristjanson was made an Officer of the Order of Australia in the 2017 Queen’s Birthday Honours list, acknowledged for her distinguished service to tertiary education through leadership and governance roles, strategic and innovative university reforms, and contributions to cancer research, palliative care and to women.