Senior Researcher and Manager—Conference Board of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Ms. Karen Schoening-Thiessen currently manages the Strategic Risk Council, which focuses on the tactical and strategic development, implementation and sustainability issues of an enterprise risk management (ERM) program. She project leads Risk Watch, a tri-annual journal, presenting original articles by leading global thinkers and practitioners on risk management and corporate governance. Her research is based primarily on what is happening in the world of ERM, strategy and governance. She has published several research papers since 2001, which are all catalogued in the Library and Archives Canada. Prior to joining The Conference Board of Canada, Karen's career has crossed various disciplines and industry sectors, including public stock, Crown Corporation and provincial government. She served in various management functions, including operations, risk management, loss control, legal, insurance, medical and rehabilitation health care and health and safety.