|+64 21 620 456|
PhD, MBA, B.Sc (Hons) AFNZIM, FNZSHS FRNZIH ONZM
A scientist-turned-strategist, Dr Karen Cooper’s public/private sector career spans more than 25 years in management consultancy, organisational management, business, regional development, science management, scientific research, and governance. Her sector specialties include the Primary Industries (Horticulture, Wine and Food), Science, Education, Health, and Not-for-Profit.
A former CE of Vision 2020 (Hawkes Bay Regional Economic Development), Karen has also led strategic regional development initiatives.
Since 2005, she has undertaken contract and consulting assignments in strategy development, strategic and business planning, feasibility assessments, and business case development. Karen is also a passionate mentor and coach to established and new managers.
In the adult education sector, Karen has carried out multiple assignments for the New Zealand public sector and international organisations, regularly undertaking project reviews and evaluations.