Karen currently holds a portfolio of director roles in corporate and nonprofit entities. Her focus is on social and business transformation with emphasis on inclusiveness, diversity and sustainable development. She is Chair of the ILA Board Organisation and Effectiveness Committee and a member of the Board Composition Committee. She is involved in awareness and advocacy initiatives on human rights matters with Time for Equality asbl. She is a curling enthusiast and is building the sport in Luxembourg but is also active at the World Curling Federation to review the structure and governance. Karen is also the Luxembourg Honorary Consul for Canada and representative for the Canadian Chamber of Commerce.
Karen developed and honed her business and leadership skills as a professional and partner, with over 30 years of experience, at the global public accounting firm, EY. She has worked across geographies; Canada, Europe, Middle East, India and across service offerings and functional areas of the firm. She led a multidisciplinary team which consulted international groups on financial and tax matters on corporate cross-border transactions. In her role of a global talent leader she has overseen and driven the adaptation and growth of global programs on Learning, Mobility and Coaching, and led the change management for a global business transformation project.
Karen is a Canadian Certified Professional Accountant and Luxembourg Reviseur d’ Entreprises, holds a Bachelor of Management degree and is a graduate of the Insead International Directors Program (IDP-C 2014).