Karen Wood is Chair of South32 Limited the mining and metals company formed in 2015 with assets separated from BHP Limited. The company has operations in Australia, South Africa, Mozambique, Colombia, Brazil and the United States of America.
She is a former executive of BHP and held a number of senior roles with that company including Company Secretary, Chief People Officer and President, Public Affairs. Until 2019 she chaired the BHP Foundation.
She serves on the Boards of Djerriwarrh Investments Limited, State Library of Victoria and the Robert Salzer Foundation. She is a Vice President of the Melbourne Cricket Club.