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Karen Clarke

Chief Executive

Contact Details

E: Karen Clarke Tel: 04 4999363 Mobile: 021 790790

Key skills

  • Strategic management consulting and organisation governance
  • Business Transformation & organisational change implementation
  • Programme & Portfolio Management consulting using PMI and The Cabinet Office (Axelos) approaches
  • Governance skills development and support
  • (E)PMO Creation/Re-launch and Implementation
  • Development and delivery of Capability Assessment tools 


Karen has more than 25 years’ experience as a programme and project professional and senior business manager. 

She is a highly competent and certified management professional, with a unique skill set encompassing portfolio, programme and project management, organisational change management, including assessment of capability, business case development, business and process analysis and workshop facilitation. 

She has established, maintained and transformed P3MO functions and structures based upon a variety of methodologies over this time and is well-practised in tailoring methods and processes to meet the needs of the organisation

Karen is a member of the Project Management Institute (PMI) USA, a member of the Global Board Sub Committee and the Ethics Review Committee. She was awarded Fellow of PMI NZ in 2011 (one of less than 20 people bestowed with this honour). She holds a Project Management Professional (PMP®) Certification in Project Management and is a certified P3M3 Assessor.


  • BA in Political Science, History & Economics, Victoria University, Wellington,
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration, Victoria University, Wellington,

Recent Experience

  • Karen was the lead member of the Tregaskis Brown team, with significant government project, programme and portfolio management (P3O) experience engaged to develop a prioritisation model to assist in the prioritisation of the 18/19 Portfolio for a large Govt Organisation. This assignment was then extended to enhance the portfolio prioritisation model and the supporting P3M practices as well as address issues within the Investor Confidence Rating (ICR). 
  • Provided a capability assessment of Project Managers across a Govt organisation. Karen has been conducting project manager capability assessments for 20 years.  These include organisations such as Telecom NZ, ASB Bank and Vector.  Each assessment was tailored to meet the organisation’s needs and desired outcomes. 
  • Portfolio Manager for a large public sector agency
  • Cross government (multi-agency) programme management of a social sector pilot for a new operating model
  • Capability development – training, advisory and unit standard competency coaching for a large public sector agency with locations nationwide
  • Led IQA reviews of a large project for a government agency
  • Business case development for transformation programme (Defence)
  • Project Director of the merger of 2 large government organisations including the organisational design, communications, staff transition and infrastructure programmes of work. This involved extensive sector engagement over an 18 month period.

For general Enquiries

Tregaskis Brown


+64 4 499 9363

Office Location

Level 8, Berl House

108 The Terrace

Wellington 6011

New Zealand

Postal Address

PO Box 25 242

Wellington 6140

New Zealand