Karen Dobson

Managing Director, Dow Australia & New Zealand

Karen Dobson is Managing Director of Dow Australia and New Zealand, based in Melbourne, Australia. 

Having joined Dow as a graduate chemical engineer from the University of Melbourne, Karen has over thirty years’ experience with the company.  She has held a variety of technical, marketing and business roles in that time, including global roles based in Hong Kong, the United States and China.

As part of industry advocacy and aligning with Australia’s manufacturing agenda, Karen serves as a Board member of Chemistry Australia and chair of its Plastics Council, an Advisory Board member of the University of Queensland Dow Centre for Sustainable Engineering Innovation, a Council member of the Royal Institution of Australia (RiAus), and a member of the Ai Group’s Victorian and National Advisory Councils.