Karen Lancaster 

Karen is our resident client-turned-employee. Her experience, sharp intellect and analytical approach caught the eye of Director Jenny in the initial lead process and, after some time, resulted in Karen joining the team. 

Karen has worked on numerous projects from IT installation and rollout to event based projects in both the public and private sector. She spent some time at home looking after her and her husband’s two little girls before signing up and completing a course through the University of Tasmania in Sustainable House Design - in the hope of one day building a new family home. The course sparked a joy and curiosity in Karen about the design and thermal properties of homes, and their potential to have an amazing positive effect on the physical and psychological wellbeing of inhabitants. This led her, with much delight, to Light House.

 Karen is a wealth of knowledge, support and experience and is an integral addition to the Light House family. 

Do the best you can, until you know better.
Then when you know better, do better.
— Maya Angelou


Advanced Diploma of Business (Marketing), Australian Business Academy

Sustainable Design for Houses unit, University of Tasmania

Configuration Management Certification, ISCM Professional Certification

Cert II Landscape and Garden Design, Horticultural and Environmental Sciences College


Work experience

2017-2018 | Events and Logistics Manager, Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet

2009-2010 | Financial Officer, Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts

2009 | Project Officer, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

2007-2008 | Attorney Generals Department

2006 | Project Officer, HBOS Australia - BankWest

2003-2006 | Executive Officer/Project Controller, CSC Australia