Karen has 26 years of industry experience and specialises in working with private enterprises and their high-net-worth family owners. A well-rounded professional, she takes a hands-on approach with the owners, CFOs, and family members by providing them with financial and tax advice and practical solutions with a commercial focus.
Advising clients in property development, professional services firms and manufacturing as well as high net worth individuals, Karen has the ability to apply her technical skills to a diverse range of industries as the needs arise.
Her experience has equipped Karen with the expertise to provide advice with a commercial lens while factoring in each client’s unique circumstances. Dedicated to advising private clients on their financial, tax and commercial affairs, she provides practical solutions that, as a trusted advisor, she is passionate about seeing come to fruition.
Naturally responsive to client requirements and concerns, Karen works to foster lasting relationships with her clients and builds a robust understanding of their needs and goals. She is always happy to pick up the phone or meet with her clients and will take time to learn all she can about individuals beyond their business needs.
Karen’s experience built through 26 years working with private companies means she can provide considered solutions for clients and simplify the complex to deliver or guide them to an appropriate outcome across many areas of taxation, accounting, finance, and commerce.
Starting at Johnston Rorke 1996 as graduate accountant, the firm joined Pitcher Partners by affiliation in 2011. During her tenure Karen progressed her way through the business and was appointed partner in 2022.
- Bachelor of Commerce UQ
- Member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand