Professional Background and Experience
Karen has over 10 years’ experience leading the finance and investment function of a large and expanding South Australian company, Discovery Holiday Parks. During her time with Discovery, Karen developed and delivered the M&A strategy post investment by one of Australia’s largest superannuation funds. She was also responsible for two company transforming change projects, the earlier of which contributed to the successful turnaround of the company post GFC and the receipt of SME Company Turnaround of the Year Award in 2011 (Turnaround Management Association).
Karen’s previous experience was as part of the corporate tax division at Ernst & Young where she managed tax compliance obligations for clients through preparation and review of all aspects of income and indirect taxes.
Qualifications and Honours
- Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) – University of Adelaide
- The Honours Degree of Bachelor of Laws – University of Adelaide
- Chartered Accountant (member of ICAA)
- Current Practicing Certificate – Solicitor and Barrister South Australia