Karen Ansen


Karen Ansen
Head of Workplace Relations - PerformHR

As a specialist in Workplace Relations, Karen is known for her holistic approach to Employee Relations support and her practical solution focused advice.

Operating largely in the Workplace Law space, Karen specialises in both Employee and Industrial Relations. She brings a wealth of expertise to the team, with a focus in common litigation activities, negotiation, legal writing and contracts, oral advocacy, counselling and mediation. Karen prides herself on her excellent track record in resolving unfair dismissal cases, and her sound approach to minimising risk during this process.

Karen worked in Commonwealth and State Government roles for most of her early career before moving to the Department of Industrial Relations, NSW where she provided advice and support to the Fair Work Ombudsman on the implementation of the Modern Awards and the National Employment Standards.

Following the completion her Law Degree, Karen accepted the position of Employee Relations Advisor with Aged & Community Services Australia (ACSA).  Karen achievements include guest-speaking engagements at ACSA National conferences; and her involvement in both the 2014 ACS Template Enterprise Agreement negotiations and Modern Award Review 2013 -2016. 

Industry Experience:     
Commonwealth and State Governments
Industrial Relations
Fair Trading/Consumer Law              

Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice, Australian National University 
Bachelor of Laws, University of New England

Professional Memberships:
Admitted as a solicitor to the NSW Supreme Court

Digital Posters by Karen Ansen
HR’s role in the new Aged Care Quality Standards – A case study “Culture meets Care”
HR’s role in the new Aged Care Quality Standards – A case study “Culture meets Care”
Karen Ansen