Karen Mahlab is Founder and CEO of Pro Bono Australia. In 1999, Karen launched Pro Bono Australia as one of Australia’s first social purpose business ventures. It is now a major gateway and media organisation for the Australian not-for-profit sector.
Prior to establishing Pro Bono Australia, Karen was CEO at the Mahlab Group (1989-2012) after a successful career in advertising.
Karen has been a board member of many organisations including the Australian Communities Foundation, Stand Up, Ten20, and currently the Reichstein Foundation and the Australian Art Orchestra.
In 2015, she was awarded an Order of Australia (AM) for her contribution to the Australian not-for-profit sector and innovation in philanthropy.