Kimina Lyall is a former journalist with The Australian newspaper and Time Australia. During her 15 year career as a reporter, she has worked in various parts of the world, including as a foreign correspondent covering Southeast Asia. During that posting she became a survivor of the Boxing Day tsunami, and later wrote a book on the experience Out of the Blue: Facing the Tsunami.
She then became involved with the Dart Centre, and was a director on the Dart Centre Asia Pacific board up until 2015. She has had a successful career as an executive with Australian Unity, and is currently a provisional psychologist and doctor of psychology candidate at Deakin University. She commenced her role as Deputy Director of Dart Centre Asia Pacific in February 2020.