Helen Karlis

Helen Karlis

Helen is a highly experienced crisis management, strategic communications and ESG adviser with over 25 years of experience. She commenced her career practising corporate law before moving across to investment banking and then into senior roles at a number of ASX listed companies, heading the corporate affairs, investor relations, ESG and government affairs functions.

 
Recent Projects
  • Public Storage’s AU$1.9 billion takeover bid for National Storage
  • Ixom’s acquisition of US based Medora Environmental
  • Coronavirus communications for Healius Limited and 4Dx Limited
  • Sale of Healius Limited’s medical centres business
  • ESG communications for Brambles
  • Providing financial calendar and communications support to Seven Group Holdings Limited, EQT and Cerberus.

Prior to joining Domestique Consulting in January 2020 Helen headed the corporate affairs, investor relations, ESG and government relations functions at David Jones Limited for 11 years (from 2003 to 2014).  This was followed by roles at Coca Cola Amatil Limited, Westfield Corporation Limited and Genworth Mortgage Insurance Australia Limited. Over this period Helen has built a strong track record of dealing with a broad range of stakeholders and managing complex, high profile corporate reputational matters.

Helen has a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Law (with Merit) from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) as well as post graduate qualifications from Northwestern University’s ‘Kellogg School of Management’ (USA) and UNSW’s Australian Graduate School of Management.  She is also a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.