Karen Penrose's executive experience was in leadership and CFO roles, mainly in financial services. Ms Penrose is passionate about customer outcomes and financial management and is well-versed in operating in a rapidly changing regulatory environment which stems from her 20 years in banking with Commonwealth Bank of Australia and HSBC and eight years to early 2014 as a listed-company CFO and COO.
Ms Penrose has been a full-time director since 2014 and is a member of Chief Executive Women.
Ms Penrose is Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Risk and Compliance Committee.
Ms Penrose is a Director of Bank of Queensland Limited, Estia Health Limited, Ramsay Health Care and Ramsay Santé. She is also on the board of Rugby Australia Ltd and Marshall Investments Pty Limited.
Current Listed Directorships
Bank of Queensland Limited (since 2015), Estia Health Limited (since 2018), Ramsay Health Care (since 2020) and Ramsay Santé (since 2021 – listed on Eurolist by Euonext Paris and associated with Ms Penrose’s directorship of Ramsay Health Care).
Past Listed Directorships (past three years)
Future Generation Global Investment Company Limited (pro bono role) (held from 2015 to 2018) and Spark Infrastructure Group (held from 2014 to 2020).