Karen brings her rich mixture of experience in change and innovation from a diverse background into social innovation at TACSI. Drawing on her experience within government, not for profit and business sectors and blending with an in depth understanding of influence, political and social advocacy, Karen adds a systemic way of working and a focus on implementation to tackle community issues.
She draws upon her ability to translate and work across system and sectors, and to connect operational, strategic and policy goals. Her diverse experience includes scientific methodology, population policy, immigration, food and resources industry development, workforce strategy, educational leadership, technology application, political strategy and applied community development strategy.
Her recent experience in a not for profit was in program design based on community identified needs and aligning with interests of government and philanthropy and creating tangible program outcomes. Karen’s focus is on strategic initiatives in Redesigning Ageing with an emphasis on the Future of Home.
Karen has a science degree with honours, an MBA with emphasis in strategy and marketing and has completed Company Directors and partnership broking courses in recent years.