Karen is an experienced leader in product stewardship, building on a career as a senior executive operating nationally and internationally in a range of sectors, including manufacturing, telecommunications, motor club services and finance.
Paintback Ltd operates the Australian paint industry’s Paintback®, a national initiative to take responsibility for its end-of-life product and find innovative new ways to repurpose its inherent valuable resources. She was the inaugural CEO of Agstewardship Australia, established to overview and fund rural chemical stewardship programs.
Karen’s expertise in the field was acknowledged through her appointment to Federal Government’s Product Stewardship Advisory Group and Environment and Energy Regulation Design Group.
Karen is committed to Australia’s social balance sheet, having contributed to disability and community services as a director of Focus ACT disability services and as a member of the ACT and SA Business Committees for the Salvation Army.