Karina Keisler joined Cricket Australia in August 2018 as Executive General Manager of Communication and Stakeholder Engagement. With a remit to help change the way the organisation communicates and to drive an improved reputation for Australian cricket, Karina’s team spans media relations, employee communications, government relations and infrastructure and female engagement.
Prior to her role at CA, Karina was Chief Corporate Affairs Officer at NBN Co from 2014 and led the organisation’s media and social engagement during some of its highest profile years. A regular participant in Senate discussions, Karina was also responsible for government relations, community engagement, employee communications and the organisation’s CSR efforts.
Karina joined Vodafone Australia in 2012 to assist the organisation’s recovery from the well-documented brand and network crisis of 2010. In her role of General Manager Corporate Affairs she was responsible for the communications turn-around under Bill Morrow’s leadership.
Karina spent more than a decade at Telstra, including seven years at its advertising subsidiary, Sensis, most recently as Principal Media Adviser and spokesperson. Her leadership experience spans external affairs, social media, government relations, community relations, employee communications and Corporate Social Responsibility.
A Member of the United Nations’ Women’s Committee for International Women’s Day, Karina is an avid supporter of diversity in the workforce and a strong advocate for women through the Mentor Walks program, MyRoad program and a regular contributor on LinkedIn.
Karina holds a Masters of Communications from Deakin University.