Director of Communications & Head of Awards
Karen joined the WIBF team in February 2021, initially to support the awards programme. She was appointed to the management board in April 2021, and now supports the broader communications and public relations needs of the volunteer-led organisation, as well as the awards and ACT programmes.
Her day job sees her lead the UK marketing activities for Nedbank Private Wealth, which she joined in January 2019. She brings to the table over 23 years of communications and experience in financial services in Asia, Europe and the UK, primarily in investment and wealth management.
Aside from her support for WIBF, Karen is an ambassador for Insuring Women’s Futures and a member of the board of trustees for International Children’s Trust - a charity focused on helping street kids by partnering with local organisations in Africa, Asia and Latin America.
She holds a B.A. (Hons) in Business Administration from the UK and a Diplombetriebswirt from Germany.