Karen Woodcock

Karen Woodcock

My current job is… MCN’s National Commercial Inventory Director

My first job was… As an interior designer trainee at Grace Brothers in 1982. It was by chance my next door neighbour, who worked in radio, asked if I wanted to get into the media industry and I haven’t looked back.

At school I was known for… Having the gift of the gab. (This has also continued throughout my career!).

The TV show I can’t miss is… It’s too hard to pick one, but I absolutely can’t miss; Ray Donovan, The Missing, Sex and the City, and Game of Thrones…obviously.

My secret guilty pleasure is… Shoes, I can’t have enough. I get away with having so many as I hide them from my husband in my office at work.

It’s not cool but...I love a lazy Friday night in with a glass of vino and a movie. Chardonnay’s my go-to.

Friends say I…Remind them of Samantha from Sex and the City. Outrageous comments, but extremely passionate about what I believe in.

The new TV show I’d like to commission is…The Real Housewives of Mosman. It’s where I live and I’d love to know what really goes on.

The thing I most love about our industry is… The quick changing pace of the industry and how rapidly we have to adapt. I’m a problem solver and love the new challenges and experiences we face every week. Being exposed to women who are game changers in their field is really inspiring. The industry is also dynamic and flexible and enabled me to have a successful role as a working mum.