Karen joined East Leicestershire and Rutland Clinical Commissioning Group as chief finance officer in January 2013. Karen was selected to become our Managing Director in March 2015 and is the CCG’s Accountable Officer.
She studied BA (Hons) in Business Studies at Liverpool, and a Post Graduate Diploma in Managing and Commissioning in Primary Care in Southampton in 1998.
Since joining the NHS as a Graduate Trainee from the private sector in 1983, Karen has held a range of senior finance roles for a variety of NHS organisations. Her wealth of experience includes working at an executive level within the NHS and she has substantial and successful experience as a senior finance professional in complex health environments in the North West and West Midlands.
Karen is a member of the Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) and a CIPFA consultation panel member.