Kristan Vingrys

Kristan Vingrys

Managing Director - Australia

As Managing Director for ThoughtWorks Australia, I work closely with our clients to achieve their ambitious missions through innovative technologies. I am passionate about creating empowered teams and cultivating an environment where diverse technologists can thrive.

I joined ThoughtWorks in 2006, after a number of years working with early internet and AI-based startups. I have been fortunate enough to play a variety of roles within the ThoughtWorks business, giving me hands-on experience in both software delivery and our business operations.

I was the first software tester to join ThoughtWorks Australia, and led our global testing practice, developing our testing consulting offering. I become the General Manager for Melbourne and Perth in 2010, learning more about leadership and building strong client relationships. As Chief Operating Officer for Australia, and later the UK - from 2013 to 2018, I adopted a modern leadership style, applying agile and lean thinking to build successful teams and thriving businesses in both countries.