Karen Dobson is Managing Director of Dow Australia and New Zealand, based in Melbourne, Australia. In this role she is responsible for Dow’s business and operations, and advancing the company’s strategy and reputation across Australia and New Zealand.

Karen joined Dow as a graduate chemical engineer at the Altona manufacturing plant in Melbourne and has over thirty years’ experience with Dow. She has held a variety of technical, marketing and business roles including Global Marketing Director for membrane technologies in Dow Water & Process Solutions, Asia Pacific Corporate Marketing & Business Development Director, Global Business Director for mining in Dow Oil, Gas & Mining and Global Commercial Director for Dow Olympic and Sports Sponsorships.

Karen has extensive international business experience having been posted to roles in Hong Kong, Sydney, Minneapolis and Shanghai. She returned to Melbourne in 2014.