Keren is a respected government affairs and policy professional with broad knowledge and expertise in law, communications, government policy and international diplomacy. She has worked for ASX 50 companies and governments both here and overseas.
In government, Keren was communications advisor to the NSW Customer Service Department ICT & Digital team and a policy advisor to the NSW Justice Department. In these roles she managed policy, legislative and communications aspects of major projects and reforms, working with diverse stakeholders and providing strategic advice to Ministerial Offices and heads of agencies.
Internationally, Keren worked at the Australian Mission to the United Nations in New York as Development Advisor for DFAT/AusAID. She represented the Australian Government in UN development and humanitarian forums, working as a highly skilled negotiator and spokesperson at General Assembly, ECOSOC, and UNICEF/UNDP meetings.
In the corporate sphere, Keren worked as a lawyer and senior corporate relations advisor for Telstra for 10 years – providing valued strategic advice, counsel and government advocacy. Keren was also Australasian Corporate Counsel for international real estate services firm Jones Lang LaSalle and a Senior Associate in dispute resolution for Henry Davis York Lawyers.
Keren has degrees in Law and Arts (majoring in Economics) from Sydney University and a certificate in International Affairs from New York University.