Dip Bus, Dip Training & Assessment, MBA, AICD, AHRI, ACM 

Director since 2021 

Director and member, People and Governance Committee 

Skill Area: Strategic planning, Business transformation, People and culture, Professional services consulting 


Karen has over 25 years’ experience across financial services, human services, government, Indigenous and community sectors. She has held Executive Leadership roles in listed and not-for-profit companies, most recently as CEO for RISE Ventures. She is currently the Principal of Cooper Consulting focussed on business transformation, change management and building community capacity. She is non-executive director and deputy chair of Yilabara Solutions and non-executive director of Tamworth Community College. She is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and Governance Institute of Australia. 

Always was and
always will be

Bridge Housing acknowledges that the land we live and work on always was and always will be Aboriginal land.