Karen was appointed as a Non-Executive Director in November 2013 for a term of three years. Karen graduated from Glasgow University in 1991 with an MA (Hons) in History and has gone on to build a career in Human Resources Management holding a variety of Board level positions. Karen spent 10 years in Financial Services working for Royal & SunAlliance and Barclays Bank where Karen gained her Chartered Insurer (ACII) qualification and her Fellowship of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (FCIPD) and performed a variety of HR roles. Karen then went on to hold HR Director roles at Channel Five, The Financial Times and more recently at Punch Taverns & Spirit Group PLC and Morrisons PLC where she held Group HR Director positions. She has recently joined Millennium & Copthorne Hotels plc as Group Human Resources Director. Karen therefore brings significant Board level experience from a variety of sectors and a deep specialism in transformational change.