Karen Maher Founder & WHS Culture Consultant, SmartCulture
Karen Maher is a leading Australian WHS + Culture consultant and keynote speaker.
Karen partners with and presents to a diverse range of industries and clients across the globe. From the NRL to emergency services, retail, tech companies, health, manufacturing, legal and accounting firms, government agencies, emergency services, private schools, construction and mining.
Her experience spans over 19 years, initially as an employment and safety lawyer in Australia and the UK.
In 2010 she left the law to start her own consultancy SmartCulture®. She has worked on over 300 cases from all parts of the process including legal, investigations, advisory and process improvement. This includes working with many organisations during times of crisis and following workplace fatalities.
Karen is passionate about building great workplace cultures and the prevention of psychosocial hazards such as bullying and sexual harassment. She focuses on the fundamentals of great culture and leadership to make this happen.