Kara is the General Counsel and Manager Information Technology at Sustainability Victoria, a Victorian government agency. She is responsible for governance, contract management, procurement, grants, compliance, risk, information technology and legal issues as well as advising on, and contributing to, commercial and strategic issues.
Kara started her career in commercial litigation, specialising in insolvency and intellectual property. She previously worked at Minter Ellison and ran the University of Queensland Student Legal Service. Kara also worked as an arts producer and presenter for 20 years, including at the Melbourne International Arts Festival.
In 2017, Kara was awarded Government Lawyer of the Year by the Law Institute of Victoria.