Karen has extensive general management, human resources and strategic consulting experience in Australia, New Zealand, Asia, Canada, the United States and many European countries. Prior to joining Guide Dogs Victoria, as CEO, in November 2011, Karen was the Director, Corporate Engagement and Human Capital with UXC Limited, an ASX300 company and the largest Australian owned ICT Company in the country. Karen was previously CEO for Planpower, a dominant player in the project management and business consulting arena and one of 15 Business Units of the UXC Group. She is a past finalist in the Telstra Business Woman of the Year Awards, has been on the Board for the Breast Cancer Network Australia since its inception in 1998 and was appointed to the Board of the Melbourne Football Club in 2006