Karen is one of Queensland’s most successful businesswomen and content producers, and her work has seen her welcomed and accepted in Indigenous communities from the south-east corner of the state to Cape York and the Torres Strait Islands.
A senior executive with 25 years’ experience, Karen’s skills span media, business development, sponsorship, project management, tourism, governance, financial accountability and talent management.
Karen has created, produced and directed top-rating programs and events for broadcast and cable TV. The Great South East, Queensland Weekender, Creek to Coast, Broncos’ Insider, Maroon Zone and the annual Live Riverfire spectacular are among her successes. TPD, the digital production company she launched and ran for 15 years, also managed event productions such as the Australia Pacific Screen Awards, the Lord Mayor’s Business Awards and the Queensland and Australian Tourism Awards.
In 2015, Karen was a finalist in the Telstra Queensland Business Women’s Awards.
She has also held board positions with the Outback Queensland Tourism Association (chair) and the Queensland Music Festival, among others. Karen is currently in her second term on the board of Tourism and Events Queensland, chairs TEQ's Events Committee, and is a member of TEQ’s Audit and Remuneration Committee and its Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Committee.