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Kylie Ahern

Kylie Ahern

Kylie is an award-winning science publisher and entrepreneur with experience that spans media, telecommunications, science and education.

In 2004 Kylie co-founded Cosmos Media and launched Australia’s top-selling science magazine, Cosmos. The company was recognised through 54 awards and commendations for the high quality of its publications, websites, science outreach programs, publishing and journalism.Kylie created educational products – teachers notes, study guides, posters, career guides – to which 70% of Australia’s high schools and hundreds of overseas subscribed to reach more than 130,000 students. She transitioned the business from print to multiple media platforms with Apple naming it among its ‘Best of 2012’ app launches

Since selling Cosmos Media in 2013, she has been consulting for various organisations. She helped set up the Nature Publishing Group in Australia, conceived of the Queensland Brain Institute’s Brain series and in 2016 founded STEM Matters, a strategy, communications and content agency. Clients include Westpac, the Federal Government and universities and research institutes across Australia.

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