In conversation with Karen Lee, IPEd CEO

14 April, 2018

Date:               14 April 2018

Time:               9:30 am – 12:00 midday

Venue:            Canning River Eco Education Centre (CREEC), Wilson WA 6107 (

IPEd CEO, Karen Lee, will visit Perth on 13 and 14 April 2018 to meet members and discuss editors’ needs and concerns.

Editors of all stripes — members and non-members of IPEd alike — are invited to a loosely structured, open-forum discussion with Karen and peers. Come along to have your say about issues dear to your heart, and to learn more about IPEd’s current initiatives. Bookings are essential.

This will not be a lecture; rather it will be a round-table exchange of views and ideas about how we can realise the needs, dreams and aspirations of editors in Western Australia.

If you have a question for Karen, but prefer not to ask in the group setting or are unable to attend on the day, please email it to and we will ask it for you.

Since being recruited in July 2016, Karen has developed a keen sense of the issues that matter to editors and how these can be advanced though IPEd’s strategic initiatives.

Karen is particularly interested to meet and talk with editors one-on-one or in small groups, to listen, learn and share experiences.

There is no charge to participate, but please register through the IPEd events portal. You are welcome to invite non-member editors as guests on your ticket. Morning tea will be provided.

Following this forum, we will transition to a Café society networking session in the café/restaurant adjacent to the venue.

More about Karen

Karen Lee has been CEO of IPEd since transition to the direct membership structure in July 2016. Before that, Karen worked at federal and state governments, as well in the NGO sector on social policy, and advocacy in the areas of multiculturalism and refugee settlement. She has also been a chief of staff to two Queensland Senators and a senior policy adviser for the Australian Democrats. She has written a novel and is the mother of two young children.

As IPEd CEO, Karen manages five part-time staff, and is tasked with overseeing operational matters for IPEd. Three of Karen’s current projects are sourcing alternative revenue streams for IPEd, advocating for editors at the national and state level, and developing strategies to grow IPEd’s membership.

Map for Canning River Eco Education Centre

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