Throughout her career Karen has been an advocate of businesses contributing to the community in which they operate, supporting fundraising, volunteering and philanthropic endeavours.
Karen’s fundraising efforts have taken her around the world completing challenges in India, Africa, Brazil, Cambodia, USA and Italy. Alongside the chair of Charlie House Karen raised over £150,000 for the charity’s Big Build Appeal, organising and completing a group trip to Machu Piccu.
Karen is a board member for Charlie House, a founding trustee of Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museums Development Trust and a retired board member of The Foyer Enterprise. She began her recruitment career 30 years ago in Hong Kong and set up her own agency in Aberdeen with Judith Thorpe in 1997. Their efforts to act with social responsibility have been recognised in numerous business awards.
Karen exudes charm and confidence. She likes freedom to act and dislikes close supervision. Detail is a nuisance to this promoter of ideas because her emphasis is on flair. She is a starter rather than a finisher who likes a variety of people-oriented tasks.
Everything is better with red wineEmail Karen