Karen joined Barclays in 2015 to lead the large corporate team in the North West. Karen has over 25 years banking experience working with owner managed businesses through to large corporates. She has worked in a senior capacity in a variety of roles across the bank and was appointed as Co-Chair of the Corporate Banking D&I Council in 2018. Key campaigns during the last 2 years include the Women in Business Awards and launching the ‘This is Me’ North West to raise awareness and reduce the stigma of mental health. In 2018 Karen won the Business Impact Champion Award for work in the mental health arena for This is Me in the North West and is now looking at growing awareness across the UK.