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Executive Director of Industry and Government Services - NSW Treasury
Karen is the Executive Director of Industry and Government Services at NSW Treasury, where she provides advice to support the NSW Government in its financial management decision making across a diverse range of activities, (e.g. agriculture, skills, trade and investment, government property and tourism).
Karen joined the NSW Treasury from the UK Treasury as Executive Director, Fiscal Estimates and Financial Reporting in November 2013. Karen was responsible for financial reporting across NSW, including the production of the Total State Sector Accounts, accounting policy settings and financial management frameworks. Karen also had responsibility for managing whole of state financial assets and liabilities including cash and borrowings. During this period Karen also led the implementation of NSW’s new finance system, through the 2017-18 Budget, as part of its program of financial management transformation.
Karen spent five years at the UK Treasury, producing the first Whole of Government Accounts for the UK Government. Karen has worked in a range of finance based roles in both the public and private sectors. This has included leadership roles in financial reporting, budget management and financial reform.
Karen is a member of the International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board’s Consultative Advisory Group.