Karen Linford

Karen Linford is the Executive Director of People, Development and Capability. She joined GV Health in 2018 bringing a wealth of experience from previous senior roles at Austin Health and Early Childhood Management Services.

Ms Linford holds an MBA from LaTrobe University, a Bachelor of Health Science (Occupational Therapy), a diploma of frontline management and is a Prosci Certified Change Practitioner. Her collaborative approach and capacity to establish new service propositions has seen her lead high performing teams across a number of organisations.

Spearheading strategies for attracting, retaining and developing talented teams, Ms Linford has overseen major changes at large-scale healthcare providers. This includes overhauls of key organisational systems and elevating the performance of HR teams.

Prior to her People, Development & Capability positions, Ms Linford worked as an Occupational Therapist in a variety of roles at Austin Health, Donvale Rehabilitation Hospital, Western Region Health Centre, Bendigo Health and the National Health Service (NHS) in the United Kingdom.