As a Senior Executive for leading international charitable foundations, and consultant to maritime charities, Kimberly Karlshoej has been at the forefront of the development of strategy, procedures and governance arrangements for a wide range of non-profit organisations. With extensive expertise in the management of programmes and grant-making, she has also been involved in wide-ranging international activity, high-level institutional engagement and numerous representational roles. She combines personal warmth and compassion with an agile intellect, an unflagging work ethic and influencing, problem-solving and communications skills of the highest order.
Kimberly has a unique background as the eldest daughter of the founder of Teekay Corporation, Torben Karlshoej, and has a background in both nursing and psychology before founding the TK Foundation in 2002.
Kimberly was appointed as the head of the ITF Seafarerss Trust, a UK based charity with the aim of improving the wellbeing of maritime workers, in 2014.
Kimberly is now working as a Consultant to the ITF Seafarers' Trust.