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Karen Bach appointed as our Chairman

Karen Bach joins as our business grows by over 15% in the last six months

We’re delighted to announce that Karen Bach, an experienced Chairman and non-executive director in the technology and media industry, joins us as our Chairman.

The news comes at the end of a strong year of growth for our business working with the world’s leading media operators including Liberty Global, Comcast (Sky) and AT&T, delivering innovative, connected devices and systems.

Robust growth through the pandemic

In the last six months, throughout COVID, we have grown our team by 34 people to over 190 strong across three offices in the UK, Poland and the US. We’ve invested in new offices in California from where our team support our US-based clients. This investment in both people and premises is central to our ambition to meet the demand from our media clients and apply our connected and embedded expertise to the ‘Internet of Things’ market.

Strategy to deliver connected products

Over the last 15 years, we’ve built a strong reputation in the media sector, and digital media devices developed by us are currently deployed in more than 30 million homes around the world. Now we are using this experience and track record in innovation to help companies across all sectors realise their digital ambitions and deliver ‘smart’ and secure IoT products to market.

Experience in tech and media to deliver growth

Karen is an experienced chairman and non-exec director with 30 years of experience working in scale-up and blue-chip technology, media and telecoms (TMT) companies.

“I’m a huge fan of digitalisation and simplification, and I chose to work with the team at Consult Red because of their energy and passion,” says Karen Bach, Chairman of Consult Red. “Over the last 15 years they’ve delivered a solid track record of innovation in the media sector, and I’m looking forward to working with them in their next chapter of growth helping companies across all sectors innovate and adapt in this digital age.”

Karen is a member of the 30% Club which supports boards to appoint more female directors and increase the pipeline of upcoming female talent. She is currently chairman of Amino Technologies Plc (media tech) and non-exec director of Datapharm Ltd (health-tech) and Escape Hunt Plc (escape rooms).

Before joining Consult Red, Karen was an executive director of growing international businesses serving as CFO for IXEurope Plc (datacentres), ACS Plc (health-tech) and Kewill Plc (logistics tech). Karen trained initially with blue-chip multi-nationals including EDS France and MCI WorldCom.