Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur)


Ms Karen Welsh
Counsellor (Education & Science)
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Post jurisdiction:

Malaysia, Brunei and Singapore


Karen Welsh is currently Counsellor (Education & Science) based at the Australian High Commission in Kuala Lumpur.  Immediately prior to taking up her posting, Karen was Director of the Policy Unit in the Higher Education Group. 
Since joining the Commonwealth Public Service in 2005, she has worked on a range of higher education policies and programs, including the Government response to the Bradley Review of Australian Higher Education, design and implementation of the Structural Adjustment Fund and development of the Compacts policy framework. 
She has also worked in the International Education Division where she was responsible for Australia’s education relationship with North Asia, the Americas and the Middle East.  Prior to moving to Canberra, Karen spent 15 years working in university student administration.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts (1987) and a Master of Business Administration (2004) from the University of Queensland, and a Master of Tertiary Education Management (2011) studied through the LH Martin Institute at the University of Melbourne. 

Contact details:

Australian High Commission
6 Jalan Yap Kwan Seng
50450  Kuala Lumpur
Phone: +60 3 2146 5604    
Fax:  +60 3 2145 7807    

Staff contact details:

Ms Petronila Maurice
Deputy Director
Phone: +60 3 2146 5605
Fax:    +60 3 2145 7807


(Time difference:  AEST less 2 hours, AEDT less 3 hours)