Karen joined the Consult Red Board in September 2020 to oversee the transition of the business to employee ownership and support the business leadership succession.
Karen is an experienced chairman and non-executive director with 30 years of experience working in scale-up and blue-chip technology, media and telecoms (TMT) companies. In addition to being Chair of Consult Red, Karen is Chair of Amino Technologies (media tech), Chair of DeepMatter plc (big data and analysis), Non-Executive Director of Datapharm Ltd (health tech) and Non-Executive Director of Escape Hunt Plc (escape rooms).
Previously she was Independent Chair of IXCellerate Ltd, Non-Executive Director of Belvoir Lettings Plc and Trustee of the Learning Foundation. Karen gained much experience internationally as CFO at growing technology businesses IXEurope Plc, ACS Plc and Kewill Plc and with blue chip multi-nationals including EDS France, MCI WorldCom, General Motors and Ernst & Young.
Karen is also member of the 30% Club which supports boards to appoint more female directors and increase the pipeline of upcoming female talent.