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Karen Linford


MBA, B.HlthSc (OT)

Karen was appointed Executive Director People, Development and Capability in May 2021. She is an experienced executive with strategic and operational expertise across a number of industries.

In 2018 she joined Goulburn Valley Health as the Operations Director, People and Culture. Prior to this Karen was the Director, People, Capability and Culture at Early Childhood Management Services, the largest childcare and kindergarten provider in Melbourne. Previously she worked at Austin Health for more than 12 years, most recently as the Director, Organisational Development.

Karen has a passion for engaging and supporting teams to perform at their best, and a strong commitment to building leadership capability to get desired results. She is responsible for leading Goulburn Valley Health’s Human Resources Directorate and the development of its people strategy.

Karen holds a Masters in Business Administration and a Bachelor of Health Science (Occupational Therapy).