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Masters of Business Administration

Bachelor Applied Science - Computing

Quality Systems Assessor (Malcolm Baldrige)

Six Sigma


Member, Australian Institute of Company Directors

Member, Women on Boards

International Association of Privacy Professionals


Australian Business Software Industry Association – ABSIA

Australian Business Register Board

Member, Tax Practitioners Board Projects and IT Steering Committee

Karen Lay-Brew



Karen has a rare blend of technology, people and organisational transformation expertise, having been responsible for large-scale global and regional transformation initiatives for multi-national corporations including BHP, Honeywell, Eaton and Microsoft at VP and C-Level responsibilities.

She advises board members and leaders in developing unified organisational strategies for business and technology convergence, and their holistic impact.

Karen is effective in highly complex environments. With strong leadership skills, she has achieved sustained business results by leading corporations through embodying Change at each level of the organisation and integrating different cultures.

Karen’s industry experience spans mining, manufacturing, technology, professional services and the Government.  Over the last few years, she has worked with the Australian and US Governments on the Digital Transformation Agenda, Open Data, Data Security and Privacy concerns.  The Australian economy saves over $1b per annum through simplified business reporting to the government and the Superannuation industry saved over $3billion through use of contemporary technology and processes.

Key Expertise:

  • Strategies for business and technology convergence

  • Transformational change

  • Governance and risk management

Industry Focus:

  • Public Sector

  • Technology

  • Mining & Resources

  • Manufacturing