About Karen McWilliams FCA

Karen is responsible for shaping and influencing business reform issues of relevance to Chartered Accountants including insolvency, corporate governance, anti-money laundering, corporations' law and sustainability matters.

She identifies new and emerging areas of relevance to members in the business policy and regulatory space, helps drive change by influencing government, regulators and business on the need for reform, and provides strategic guidance to members on the impact of new laws and regulations.

Karen represents CA ANZ on the Global Compact Network Australia Board, the ASX Corporate Governance Council, the Advisory Board of the Deakin Centre for Integrated Reporting and as chair of the financial committee of the Climate Measurement Standards Initiative.

With over 20 years' experience in a variety of business and advisory roles, she started her career in the specialist field of audit and has held positions with Worley Parsons, Ernst and Young, and Deloitte in London.

She is a Fellow Chartered Accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and holds a Master of Arts in Mathematical Sciences from the University of Oxford.