Karyn Freeman


Karyn Freeman is currently Corporate Affairs Executive Manager for EnergyAustralia.  She joined EnergyAustralia after 32 years with global energy company Shell where she worked in public and government affairs roles in Australia, New Zealand, Europe, Middle East, Russia, Kazakhstan and Asia. 

In 2013 Karyn worked alongside local women on-country in the Northern Territory as an ICV volunteer and experienced first-hand the value of local people working to achieve local goals.

Karyn first supported ICV through her role as General Manager External Affairs at Shell Australia. ICV was one of only five national partners in the Shell Social Investment Program from 2011-14. She is also a member of ICV’s Stakeholder Engagement Working Group.

She has built her professional career on reputation management through best practice issues management and understanding stakeholders’ needs.

Karyn’s passion and commitment to supporting disadvantaged people and communities grew over the years through exposure to diverse cultures and building friendships on her work and personal travels.  She is a keen gardener, enjoys morning runs with her dog, evenings with her niece Kim and their two cats Jack and Nemo, and is a passionate fourth-generation Swans supporter.  

“Empowering local people to achieve local outcomes which are long-term is what makes ICV so unique. I’m honoured to be part of an organisation that’s genuinely committed to actively achieving this goal.”

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