Karen Adams was appointed Vice President Finance in May 2021 and Company Secretary in June 2021. Karen is accountable directly to the board, through the chair, on all matters to do with the proper functioning of Opthea’s board. Prior to joining Opthea, Karen was the Chief Financial Officer of the Victor Smorgon Group in Melbourne.
Karen has over 20 years’ experience of financial management in board‐level positions for private and listed companies in Australia, UK, the US and Ireland.
Karen holds a Graduate Degree in Business from Swinburne University and is a member of the Australian Society of Chartered Accountants, Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Fellow of the Institute of Company Secretaries. Karen is also the Company Secretary of the Company’s subsidiary, Vegenics Pty Ltd.