Karen is a former local government director with more than 30 years’ experience of commissioning and managing children’s, community and cultural services. More recently she has worked with a range of public sector clients, including both the Scottish and UK governments as well as local authorities throughout the UK, to improve their commissioning capability and capacity. Karen has held a number of trustee roles, and is currently a non-executive adviser at Harrow Further Education College. She is married, lives in London, and has three young step-grandchildren.