Karen joined The Learning Wave as its first independent director and chair in 2018. Karen is an entrepreneur who works with multidisciplinary teams on large and complex projects across a diverse range of industry sectors. Excited by innovation, she chose a pioneering career in climate change 30 years ago. As a mild extrovert, Karen nurtures a wide and diverse network of contacts. She works with lots of young people, is internationally connected, and strives to keep abreast of emerging trends.
Karen co-founded several successful private and public organisations – the NZ Society for Risk Management; the NZ Carbon Exchange Limited, and environment law firm ChanceryGreen. While she still practices as an environment lawyer, Karen now spends a good proportion of her time serving on the boards of a number of companies.