Carolyn has a Masters of Laws following a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and a Bachelor of Arts. Carolyn has worked as a solicitor at King & Wood, Mallesons, as a policy advisor at the Australian Securities Commission and at Telstra as Corporate Legal Counsel. She is also a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has had significant experience as a not for profit director.
In 2004 Carolyn was a founding member of the Mission’s Women4Women Committee, which is dedicated to providing financial support to the Women’s House. She has been the chairperson of the committee since 2007 and volunteers regularly at the Women’s House.
Carolyn is the Mission’s Board Secretary and chairs the Governance and Leadership and J2SI Board subcommittees. In 2018 Carolyn was a finalist in the Third Sector Director of the Year awards and in 2019 she was recognised on the Queen’s Birthday Honours List and was awarded an OAM for services to women and the community.