Based in Singapore, Karen joined PwC Australia in 1990 and transferred to PwC Singapore in 1994. She is a client relationship partner in the Assurance practice with clients in the banking industry. Karen was recently appointed as PwC Singapore's Banking and Capital Markets Leader, and Territory Diversity Leader. She is also the East Cluster Financial Services People Leader, East Cluster Diversity Co-ordinator and a member of the Global Financial Services Diversity Steering Committee. Karen is a committee member of BoardAgender, an organization in Singapore that aims to facilitate the benefits of gender balanced businesses.
Being a third generation Australian born Chinese whose family emigrated from China in 1870, but having worked for most of her career in Asia, Karen is passionate about ensuring that both women and those from culturally diverse backgrounds are given the right opportunities to thrive within their organisations. She is an Executive Committee member of the Singapore Committee for UN Women, and has been an active committee member of Financial Women's Association (Singapore).