Director, Risk Advisory

Karen Guerinoni

Level 16, 80 Collins Street, South Tower Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia
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Karen Guerinoni is a Director in our Risk Advisory practice

Karen specialises in Privacy possessing over a decade of experience advising on, establishing and managing privacy and data governance programs in a range of industries. Working in both Melbourne and Sydney, these industries include FMCG, loyalty programs, financial services and energy at a number of Australia's top 20 ASX listed companies. Her privacy expertise includes a detailed understanding of regulation across the globe including emerging regulatory change and compliance. Karen is uniquely positioned from her experience to solve privacy issues with a pragmatic commercial approach while understanding consumer and regulatory expectations. She has implemented and advised on legislative change including the Consumer Data Right, Security of Critical Infrastructure legislation, Mandatory Data Breach Notification regime, and APRA's CPS234 in Australia, the 2020 changes to the Privacy Act in New Zealand as well as consulting on inquiries such as the ACCC's Customer Loyalty Schemes Review, Digital Platform's Inquiry, and the Attorney General's review of the Privacy Act, and MBIE's consideration of a consumer data right for New Zealand. Additionally, management of broader compliance programs in Modern Slavery, fraud, anti-bribery and corruption, trade sanctions and whistle-blower programs have fallen under her remit. Extremely passionate about Privacy, Karen enjoys nothing more than distributing her knowledge amongst colleagues and stakeholders alike, providing targeted training for all roles within organisations. Externally, Karen lectures to Post Graduate law students on Privacy and Data Regulation, along with sitting on the Human Research Ethics Committee within two tertiary institutions in Melbourne.

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