Karen Lahood

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Advocacy Advisor

DDI: 04 499 0104

Mobile: 027 902 6593

Email: karen.lahood@tia.org.nz

Karen joined the TIA team in February 2018 – initially as an Events Specialist planning and delivering some of the key TIA events, but then moved within the business to a project role as Advocacy Advisor.

She comes from a strong event and project background (largely in the not-for-profit sector), spending 27 years working in Australia in organisations as diverse as Sydney Paralympic Games, Australian Rugby Union, Special Olympics Australia, Noosa Food & Wine Festival and Variety, the Children’s Charity. Karen returned to New Zealand in 2014.

She’s also a commercial cookery graduate so when she’s not working – you’ll find her spending time in the kitchen cooking for her favourite charity, her friends or large family (she’s one of 10 kids) or exploring new food spots around Wellington.