Karen Cain

Karen Cain

Latrobe Valley Authority

Karen Cain is the CEO of the Latrobe Valley Authority and has significant senior experience working across government, leading strategic innovation, and developing and implementing policy in the public sector.

Karen’s career in education as a teacher, principal and senior public sector manager in two states, Victoria and Tasmania, led to experience in working across communities to link and to build partnerships that harness capacity and growth.

These roles, particularly in regional areas has led to a strong understanding and commitment to role of public sector based on system leadership practice that involves and benefits those that it serves.

Her experience in developing and delivering on issues that reflect what matters to community and government has led to appointment as Chief Executive Officer at the Latrobe Valley Authority, which she has held since April 2017.

Karen is a fellow of Leadership Victoria’s Williamson Community Leadership Program and was also a member of the Gippsland Regional Managers Forum for six years. She was awarded the Institute for Public Administration Australia Victorian Top 50 Public Sector Women Award in 2018.

For the past 24 years, she has owned and operated a commercial beef farm with her husband at Boolarra South in South Gippsland Victoria.

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