Karen has a strong business background working for many years in the private sector.
Her strong partnership and research skills, along with an excellent understanding of business and local communities, made a strong contribution to the highly successful YHIP and MITKE Projects. Through actively engaging with businesses, Karen has initiated and is facilitating a number of successful Business Collaboration Networks in Yorkshire addressing specific issues and opportunities. As project director Karen is responsible for ensuring all RCP21 projects are delivered to time, within budgets and meets the clients' quality requirements.
Karen was awarded an MBE for services to reduce business crime in the 2010 New Years Honours List.