Karen is a Financial Services Assurance Partner, the Territory Diversity Leader and the Banking and Capital Markets Leader at PricewaterhouseCoopers Singapore and has 28 years of experience working in Singapore and Australia. 

She leads the provision of assurance services to local listed and multi-national banking and capital markets players in Singapore, working with stakeholders including boards, senior management and regulators. 

After spending her first four years with PwC Australia based in Sydney, she transferred to PwC Singapore in 1994 where she has worked on assurance engagements with many leading local and MNC banking and capital markets players. She has also worked on a number of leading cross border banking transactions across the region. From 2011 to 2013, she spent time on secondment to PwC Australia’s Financial Services Assurance team in Sydney where she was an assurance engagement leader on leading banking engagements.

In July 2013, Karen was appointed the Asia Pacific Diversity Leader and also PwC Singapore’s Diversity Leader. She is a member of our Global Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Team, and has chaired our Global Financial Services Diversity Steering Committee. She is a frequent speaker, panellist and thought leader on diversity and inclusion matters.  In 2016, Karen was the author of a PwC Singapore publication "Board diversity disclosures in Singapore, A good practice guide".

She is a practising member (CA Singapore) of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA), a fellow (FCA) of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ), a fellow (F Fin) of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FinSIA) and a Graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD). She also has a Master of Business Administration from Macquarie Graduate School of Management.

Passionate about diversity, she is a committee member of BoardAgender, and was formerly a committee member of the Singapore Committee for UN Women and the Financial Women's Association (Singapore).

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