Karen Mundine is from the Bundjalung Nation of northern NSW.
As the CEO at Reconciliation Australia, Karen brings to the role more than 20 years’ experience in community engagement, public advocacy, communications and social marketing campaigns. Over the course of her career, she has been instrumental in some of Australia’s watershed national events including the Apology to the Stolen Generations, Centenary of Federation commemorations, Corroboree 2000 and the 1997 Australian Reconciliation Convention. Karen has worked in a number of Federal Government agencies including the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, ATSIC, then Department of Communications, IT and the Arts, and the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. Karen has also worked in the private sector as a senior consultant with public relations company CPR Communications, working with a range of corporate clients.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from the University of Technology, Sydney, and is on the Board of the Gondwana Children’s Choirs, including the Gondwana Indigenous Children’s Choir.