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Financial Services Assurance Partner, Banking and Capital Markets Leader, Territory Diversity Leader at PwC
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. In July 2013, Karen was appointed as PwC Singapore's Banking and Capital Markets Leader, and Territory Diversity Leader. She is also PwC’s East Cluster Diversity Co-ordinator and has chair PwC’s Global Financial Services Diversity Steering Committee.
Being a third generation Australian born Chinese, 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 a committee member of BoardAgender, an organisation in Singapore that aims to facilitate the benefits of gender balanced businesses, and has been an active committee member of Financial Women's Association (Singapore) and of the Executive Committee of the Singapore Committee for UN Women.
Karen is a practising member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA), a fellow member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ), a fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FinSIA), and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Directors. She has a Master of Business Administration from Macquarie University and a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Sydney, Australia.