Ms Karen Smith-Pomeroy was appointed Chair of the Regional Investment Corporation board in March 2020.
Karen is an experienced non-executive director, with involvement in several market sectors including agribusiness, energy, property and financial services. She has significant experience as a senior executive in the financial services sector. Karen has specific expertise in risk and governance, deep expertise in credit risk and specialist knowledge of a number of industry sectors, including property, energy and infrastructure.
Karen is currently a non-executive director of Kina Securities Limited, Stanwell Corporation Limited, and Queensland Treasury Corporation (Capital Markets Board). She is also the Chair of National Affordable Housing Consortium. Karen holds accounting qualifications and is a Graduate of the Advanced Risk Management Course Wharton College, University of Pennsylvania, USA.
Karen is also a Fellow of the Institute of Public Accountants, Senior Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia, and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.