Karen’s appointment began on 1st June 2012 and she will serve on the Trust board until 2018. She has vast experience in the health service, both within the NHS and the private sector. Having begun her career as a nurse in 1980, working at Oldchurch Hospital in Romford, Essex, Karen worked her way up to senior roles in a number of London Teaching University Hospitals.
Following her very successful healthcare career, Karen set up her own executive coaching and consultancy business. She has worked closely with NHS London, National Specialised Commissioning, four London Trusts, numerous PCTs, Community Trusts and the London Cardiac and Stroke Networks in conducting service reviews and making recommendations for improvements.
Karen lives with her husband and son in Westcliff-on-Sea. In her spare time she is Youth Team Manager at Westcliff Rugby Club, and enjoys reading, yoga, walking and gardening.
Karen is also the Board Non Executive Director lead for “Duty of Candour”