Karen has been a fundraiser and development director for institutions including Australian National University, Macquarie University, Monte Sant’ Angelo Mercy College, Kincoppal Rose-Bay School of the Sacred Heart, St Augustine’s College and Hammond Care.
As a fundraiser, Karen has mostly recently worked in major giving but has experience and expertise in capital campaigns, gifts in wills, annual giving and events. As a former medical and industrial relations journalist, Karen also has a broad experience in communication, media training, marketing, and strategic planning.
Karen holds an MBA from the Macquarie Graduate School of Management and a Bachelor of Arts (Communications) from the University of Technology, Sydney. In 2017, she attained her Certificate of Fund Raising Executive (CFRE), an internationally-recognised certification for fundraisers. Karen volunteers for numerous charities, including a directorship for a women’s domestic violence refuge in Sydney and is a Rotarian for the Rotary Club of Wahroonga.