Karen joined Lendlease in January 2013 as Group General Counsel, and is based in Sydney.

Karen brings significant experience to Lendlease, having spent over 20 years in various senior roles in the property and construction industries. She commenced her legal career at Clayton Utz and was most recently Deputy General Counsel, Leighton Holdings Limited.

Before working at Leighton, Karen spent almost 15 years at Brookfield Multiplex (formerly Multiplex), where her roles included Group General Manager Corporate, Company Secretary and General Counsel.

While at Multiplex, she was involved in a number of high-profile Sydney projects, the development business in the UK, the Initial Public Offering of Multiplex, the takeover by and integration with Brookfield, the Group’s financing arrangements and led a range of mergers and acquisitions.

Karen holds a Masters of Law from the University of Technology, Sydney and a Bachelor of Commerce (Accountancy and Finance)/Bachelor of Laws from the University of New South Wales.