Karen Stocks, Managing Director, Twitter Australia

Karen Stocks, Managing Director, Twitter Australia

Karen is Twitter Australia’s first Managing Director, responsible for local operations including its advertising business and operations. Having been in the local market for almost two years, Twitter Australia has experienced strong growth under Karen’s leadership. Australia is part of the fastest growing region in the world for Twitter, which has more than three-quarters of its users outside the United States.

Karen was the 2014 Patron for Go Girl, an initiative to encourage more young women to consider study business/IT or IT at a tertiary level, and to appreciate the opportunities a career in IT can bring. She was an Ambassador for the World Netball Cup in 2015 and now sits on the Board of Netball Australia.

Karen was recently named one of the Most Influential Women in Australian Media by B&T magazine.

Prior to joining Twitter, Karen had a distinguished six year career at Google. In her most recent role she was the Managing Director, Mobile and Social Solutions, responsible for sales strategy and commercialisation for Google’s Mobile and Social Advertising products across Asia Pacific.

Before joining Google, Karen worked at Vodafone for 12 years, most recently as General Manager for Service Strategy.

Karen holds bachelor’s in Financial Administration, an MBA and is a member of CPA Australia with a passion of bringing new technologies to enhance the customer experience.

Karen loves competitive Netball and Formula1. When she’s not online, she’s walking on the beach or playing taxi to her family.

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