Raised in Australia, Karen has been with the hospitality industry for more than 10 years in Singapore in the areas of public relations, marketing and communications with various hotels and government bodies including the Economic Development Board of Singapore and Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore. Karen was formerly the Marketing Communications Manager for PARKROYAL on Beach Road, where she handled the property’s public relations and marketing communications for the hotel and was part of the preopening team of PARKROYAL on Pickering.  She is currently the Senior Communications Manager Asia Pacific for AccorHotels where she manages the communications for the group’s growing network of 4,600 hotels, resorts and residences across 100 different countries of which than 1050 properties are located in Asia Pacific.  She holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Business (Marketing) and Bachelors of Commerce (Corporate Administration and Management) from Curtin University of Technology.