Karen is a strategic thinker and expert communicator who has worked at the very highest levels of politics, media and business. Karen has experience across multiple industries including property, education, health, resources, agriculture and science, Karen brings practical, expert knowledge to resolve complex issues.

She devises and manages political and issues-based campaigns, formulates effective government engagement strategies and provides crisis communications and litigation support to a diverse range of clients.

Karen joined Purple in 2014 after a successful career in the media, having served as Chief of Staff and Deputy Editor at The West Australian and WA Editor at The Australian. She went on to work at both the State and Federal level of politics, serving as a senior media and policy advisor, and Chief of Staff to the Leader of the Government in the Senate and Federal Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills, Science and Research.

She works as a Director for several not-for-profit, community and charitable organisations. Away from the office, Karen is a keen cyclist, an average banjo player and enthusiastic Eagles supporter.

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Design & Branding

How to know when it is time to rebrand

Although every organisation is distinct and the motivations for rebranding...

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News

WA State Budget snapshot

Moderating economic growth is set to shrink Western Australia's future...

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Resources, Energy & Utilities

Buoyant mood at energy conference

Here are some of the key take-outs from AOG energy...

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News

ESG actions a wake-up call on greenwashing

Australian-first court actions on greenwashing make it clear that companies...

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Purple news

Cannings Purple becomes Purple as part of a new brand identity

The change simplifies our brand, while still embracing our origins...

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Digital

Privacy: a very public matter

Proposed changes to the Privacy Act are coming and the...

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Resources, Energy & Utilities

Mandatory Reporting: It’s coming, and you need to start planning now

The Federal Government's new mandatory reporting requirements apply to businesses...

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