Karen previously worked at Deakin University in the position of Manager, Academic Governance. She managed the University’s principal academic governance body, the Academic Board. Karen graduated from RMIT with a Bachelor of Business and then Deakin University with a Master of Business Administration. Karen is a former student of St Ann’s College Warrnambool, which has since amalgamated with the former Christian Brothers College to form Emmanuel College Warrnambool. Emmanuel College Warrnambool joined the Mercy Education Limited family in January 2021. Karen is a former Board Member and Chair of the Emmanuel College Inc. Board of Management and has been on a range of local School and Community committees and boards over the years. Karen joined the Board as a Director in June 2021.