Karen is passionate about engaging with clients on planning outcomes, for future developments to have the most positive impact on the environment.
Karen joined 4Sight in July 2022 as a Senior Planner in the Auckland office, working on Environmental Planning.
Karen is highly experienced in planning having worked for a Planning Consultancy for over six years, gaining both public and private sector experience. She has also worked as a Spatial Planner working on the first Auckland Plan after the Council amalgamations and in Canada as a Siting Planning, working for a company that builds and operates high voltage transmission lines and substations.
Karen has a Masters in Planning and a BSc Zoology from Otago University.
Working in the environmental industry is a natural career choice for Karen, as she is driven by the opportunity to create better environmental outcomes and the passionate and knowledgeable people that she gets to meet.
Outside of making better planning decisions, Karen is a keen gardener, outdoor enthusiast and traveller, and is also busy being a Mum to three young children.
Areas of Expertise
Stakeholder Liaison and Iwi Engagement
Resource Consent Applications
Planning Applications, Notice of Requirements and Outline Plan of Works
Stormwater, Industrial Trade Activities and Hazardous Substances
Resource Management Compliance, Research, Analysis and Advice