Ms Kidu retired from the Papua New Guinea Parliament in 2012 after fifteen years in politics. Dame Carol was the Minister for Community Development for nine years and finished her political career as Leader of the Opposition. Dame Carol focused on legislative and policy reform for social development. Dame Carol is a Director of MiBank PNG. Dame Carol is currently a member of the UNSG's Independent Accountability Panel (IAP) on Women, Children and Adolescents Health, SDGs.2030 and is the Founder and Patron of the Business and Professional Women's Club, the Sir Buri Kidu Heart Institute, and the Ginigoada Foundation. Since retirement from politics, she has developed the Tutu Beach Retreat and the Sir Buri Kidu Library/Learning Centre as on-going social enterprises.