Karen Smedley

Karen joins us as an Integrity Program Assessor, covering the Asia-Pacific region. With a degree in Food Science Karen started in food manufacturing as a production manager with Nestle, before transitioning over to the quality field. This led to the world of auditing and subsequent roles with BSi and SGS as a certified quality lead auditor. A move from England to Australia in 1998 saw a new role as Audit Manager with The Coca-Cola Company, and then various roles in Supplier Management and Food Safety.  Karen has worked on benchmarking schemes with GFSI, was a member of the Board of Stakeholders for FSSC 22000 for almost 2 years and has a good understanding of the scheme requirements. She describes herself as a career auditor, and believes that audits are a great learning tool for organisations.