Karen Wilson

Chief Operating Officer

Karen WilsonKaren Wilson was appointed as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the National Australia Day Council (NADC) in August 2018. Karen's career has spanned both the public and private sectors and has included senior legal and senior management roles. Having worked in the legal sector for over 20 years, Karen has extensive commercial litigation experience appearing before State and Territory Supreme Courts, Federal Courts and administrative tribunals. Her experience includes managing sensitive legal claims involving Parliamentary Standing Committees, advising multiple Commonwealth, State and Public Boards on Directors Duties, acting for government and private clients in mediations, arbitrations and litigations and negotiating joint venture agreements between government and commercial entities. As the Senior Manager of Legal and Governance at the Commonwealth Superannuation Corporation (CSC), Karen was responsible for supporting the Ministers Office, the Board and Committee Members as well as managing FOI and privacy obligations, reconsiderations, compliance and delegations on behalf of CSC. Karen's experience is complemented by qualifications across the areas of law, superannuation, governance, risk and compliance.