Karen has extensive experience in project management and delivery, strategy development, facilitation, community project development and implementation, communications and engagement. In the first 10 years of her career (1999 to 2009), Karen worked as an environmental engineer, including water management plans and strategies for local government. Building on her engineering training and experience, she went on to set up, deliver and facilitate many community change projects, both voluntary and professional. In the last eight years at Jumpleads / Make a Change, she’s shaped the organisation, led and facilitated many initiatives. Her driver is to activate/invigorate community led solutions, for which partnership with government is critical.