Karen Borg is a commercial business leader who has worked in Asia, the USA and Europe.
Karen was inaugural CEO of Jobs for NSW. She redesigned public sector support for private enterprise by shifting from grants to recyclable debt funding including a $150M equity fund.
Jobs for NSW led engagement with the private sector, including opening the Sydney Startup Hub housing over 2000 entrepreneurs. It delivered the Jobs for the Future report, creating a 20yr roadmap that identified 11 leading industry sectors in NSW and that scale-ups drive all job creation.
Karen was previously APAC President, ResMed and a Global Vice President, J&J. She has worked for Revlon in Eastern Europe, Seagram in Russia, Goodman Fielder in Australia and Taiwan and Nestle in Australia.
Karen holds a B.A. from the University of Sydney and was a NSW finalist for Telstra Businesswoman of the Year 2017.