Qualifying initially as a nurse during the Belfast troubles, Karen pursued her MBA and has nurtured teams in health and medicine for over 30 years. In the UK and globally, Karen has steered the testing, launch, marketing and sale of pharmaceuticals and medical products, particularly in psychiatric, palliative and critical care. Previously living in Cookham and now in Devon with her husband, Michael-John ‘MJ’, Karen has been the dedicated carer back to happiness of several cats with troubled pasts. Karen has also served as a Governor of NHS Foundation Trusts and a Special Needs School.