Tue 19 Jun 2018 AT 7:15 am , Wellington

Meet the Chiefs: New Professionals Breakfast with Karen Jones

Join the IPANZ New Professionals Leadership Team for a light breakfast, intravenous coffee, and the opportunity to meet Karen Jones, Deputy Chief Executive Public Affairs, New Zealand Police. Karen is currently on secondment as Director, Office of the Chief Executive, Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet.

Come at 7.15am for breakfast; the speaker will start at 7.45am. It's an early start but well worth the effort to hear Karen discuss first-hand her career path, highlights and challenges. There will be opportunity to ask questions and engage with Karen as well.

About Karen Jones

Karen joined New Zealand Police in 2013. She is Police's principal adviser on communications matters internally and externally and is also Chair of Police’s Senior Leadership Team governance group.

Karen manages a national team providing media relations, recruitment marketing, social media and internal communications services for New Zealand Police, as well as overseeing the Police Museum. She has a passion for increasing the diversity of NZ Police.

Before joining Police, Karen was Head of Communications and Government Relations for New Zealand Lotteries, a senior executive-level position she held since 2007. Previous roles include a number of senior advisory roles in private and public sector organisations.

In 2015 and 2016 Karen was seconded to the Ministry for Women as Acting Chief Executive for several months. She is currently on another secondment for a year, to the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, as their Director, Office of the Chief Executive.