Karen was appointed to the Board effective 7 March 2017 as a Non-Executive Director. She has significant senior-level experience in the consumer goods sector, having been Managing Director and Chairman of Colgate-Palmolive’s UK company between 1996-1999, followed by heading the larger French subsidiary between 1999-2006 operating across Oral, Personal & Household Care.
Prior to Colgate, Karen worked for PepsiCo and in UK food retailing. She is a Non-Executive Director of Davide Campari-Milano SpA, an Italian beverages company; Amcor, an ASX listed packaging group; and Electrocomponents, a FTSE 250 distributor of electronics, automation and control components. She previously served as a Non-Executive Director of Inchcape plc and Swedish Match AB. Karen holds a BSc in Management Sciences from UMIST.