CEO of Reconciliation Australia, Karen Mundine is from the Bundjalung Nation of northern NSW. For more than 20 years Karen has led high profile community engagement, public advocacy, communications and social marketing campaigns. She was instrumental in such watershed national events as the 1997 Australian Reconciliation Convention, Corroboree 2000, Centenary of Federation commemorations and the Apology to the Stolen Generations.
Previously Karen was Mary Mackillop Board Director; Deputy Chief Executive and General Manager Communication and Engagement, Reconciliation Australia; and Senior Consultant, CPR Communications. She also held senior public affairs and communications roles with federal government departments including Prime Minister and Cabinet and Foreign Affairs and Trade. Karen has a BA in Communication from the University of Technology Sydney. She is a Board Director of the Australian Indigenous Leadership Centre, and of the Gondwana Choir. Karen lives in Redfern, Sydney.