Chief Operations Officer
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Karen brings recent experience in university technology transfer and senior research management to her role at ANU Connect Ventures where she oversights the execution of fund strategy with the company’s operations and investment teams.
Karen first joined ANU Connect Ventures in 2011 to manage its new proof of concept fund, and returned in 2013 following a term as Interim Director of Research Services at The Australian National University, where she was responsible for implementing university research strategy in the operational support of its 1600 academic staff.
Prior to joining ANU Connect Ventures, Karen led teams delivering research management and development services in the ANU’s College of Medicine, Biology and Environment and College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, and worked as a Business Development Manager in the Physical Sciences for the ANU’s Technology Transfer Office.
Before coming to the ANU in 2005, Karen worked in an organisational development and change management consultancy with a focus on developing collaboration skills in the public, business and R&D sectors. She has also undertaken a variety of roles in marketing and promotion, property and retail management following her graduation from The Australian National University with a Bachelor in Economics.