Karen began her career within the healthcare and pharmaceutical industry, initially working in clinical development and project management. Karen has worked internationally, including a significant time in China, where she led the development of an Ethics & Compliance programme, initially at national level and then across Asia-Pacific. In 2017, she returned to Europe to focus on compliance operations, risk management, and ethical decision-making. Karen has also worked in the area of sustainability, where she led the development of a corporate philanthropy programme.
Karen has served on the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufactures and Associations (IFPMA) Ethics & Business Integrity group and chaired workgroups on Code Capacity, and International Government Organizations. For a number of years, Karen facilitated and mentored the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) workgroup on Business Ethics for Small to Medium Sized Enterprises in the Healthcare Industry. Karen holds a Bachelor’s degree in History and is a certified Design Thinking Coach.