Professional Member

Karen Pappas
Group General Manager
Bantex Group

Karen is currently working in the office products industry as the Group General Manager for Bantex Group where she has full operational management of the Bantex and Mayer businesses. In her role she provides strategic direction across Sales, IT, Finance, Operations, Merchandising and Customer Services and is responsible for all financial and commercial aspects of the business. Before joining Bantex Group, Karen spent nearly five years working in the Natural Health and Complementary medicines industry as the Chief Operating Officer for HealthCo.

With ten years' experience in senior management roles, Karen has demonstrated the ability to lead operations, finance and commercial functions within the FMCG, Distribution, Manufacturing/Engineering, Resources and Health sectors achieving notable successes.

Karen is an innovative and strategic thinker that has demonstrated cross-functional expertise for developing and implementing solutions that support business growth and drive success.

Karen has advanced knowledge in the use of technology to measure performance and drive business strategy, with proven ability to use metrics to develop meaningful change resulting in increased productivity, sales growth and employee engagement.

Karen has been involved in change management projects throughout her career; in her role as Chief Operating Officer she assisted in the selection, and then successfully managed the project to introduce a fully integrated ERP System that changed every process and job function within a business. This delivered vast improvements in productivity and employee engagement. She also managed the integration project to merge two competing businesses within the Natural Health and Complementary medicines industry.

By joining EWA, Karen would like to expand her network and learn from other women's experiences in C-level roles.



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