Formerly Director of NHS Midlands and East Karen supported the work of the regional health authority and the Public Health Team to promote closer working across all government. Karen led on relations with Local Government supporting the development of Health and Wellbeing Boards across the Midlands and East Cluster area.
A Board member of both the East of England Development Agency (EEDA) and EEIDB, the service provider for Business link in the East of England. The Business Link service provided specialist business advice and support to start ups, SMEs and high growth companies across the region.
Before joining the team at the regional health authority Karen worked as a special adviser to the then Secretary of State for Health – Patricia Hewitt MP. With a specific remit to handle media and communications she also had responsibility for managing relationships with national stakeholders representing employer, patient and community interests.
Prior to her role in Westminster Karen was a campaigns and communications director for several national Trades Unions, the Labour Party and voluntary sector organisations.
A great place to engage with innovators and stakeholders across the innovation landscape.
A well organised exhibition that generated plenty of foot fall. We would happily support Med-Tech Innovation Expo again, and look forward to the relocation to the NEC.
We met several companies who gave us interesting and knowledgeable information which will assist us in our future product and manufacturing decisions.
Great show for presenting our company to the medical device marketplace we had plenty of interesting conversations which am i sure will convert into business opportunities.