SCIENCE INNOVATION, ENGAGEMENT AND PARTNERSHIPS
Executive Assistant to the Director of Science Innovation, Engagement and Partnerships
Karen was appointed Executive Assistant to the Director for Science Innovation, Engagement and Partnerships (SIEP) in April 2017, having previously held the positions of Personal Assistant to the Associate Director for Science Innovation, to the leader of the Institute’s Cropping Carbon programme and to the Head of AgroEcology. Before joining Rothamsted Research in 2013, Karen’s career had been in the private sector, with 19 years’ experience as a personal assistant at board level, 8 years’ management experience leading a design studio within a corporate events and communications agency, and roles in internal communications and marketing. Making full use of her extensive experience, organisational skills and interest in the creative aspects of engagement, Karen provides support to the Director in her day-to-day activities and helps to ensure the smooth operation of the SIEP office.