Karen will take up the role of Chief People Officer in October 2023.
Prior to joining the British Business Bank, Karen was Human Resources Director and a member of the Executive Committee at WH Ireland, a private wealth management, financial planning and capital markets services company. Prior to joining WH Ireland, Karen was Head of Human Resources at Merian Global Investors where she focussed on organisational effectiveness, culture, talent acquisition, and supporting multiple business change agendas. Karen began her career working within a large team at the Department for Education. Karen holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resources Management from Middlesex University and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.