Karen has been an Environment Agency Board Member for the past six years and chaired the Audit and Risk Assurance Committee. She takes a particular interest in the work of the Devon Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly area, as well as the Solent and South Downs area. Karen has a legal and commercial professional background and worked for BG Group Plc from 1985 to 2011 obtaining many years of management experience across a wide range of disciplines. Karen was Programme Manager for BG Group Plc’s Fit for the Future project from 2007 – 2011. Prior to that she was Vice President and President of BG Canada, Vice President (South and East Asset) for BG Trinidad and Tobago and Commercial Director for BG Advance. She was a practising lawyer for Linklaters from 1979 – 1985 and Deputy General Counsel for BG Group from 1997 to 1999.
Karen joined the Board in January 2014 and is Chair of the Finance and Resources Committee. Karen is a member of the Chairs’ Group (Remuneration), and the Search and Governance Committee.
Married with two grown up daughters her interests include hiking, rowing, ski-ing, sailing and working with environment channels including the National Trust and plastic free Roseland.