Chief Executive, Carillion Academies Trust
Karen joined the Trust in April 2015 as Executive Principal to lead two new targeted basic need academies in Tameside. Following a successful Deputy Headship involving the amalgamation of two schools in Stockport, Karen’s position before joining the Trust was as a highly effective Headteacher of a primary school in Ashton. In January 2016 Karen was promoted to Chief Executive of the Trust, alongside her Executive Principal role. Under her leadership the Trust is now growing following the successful opening of the two new academies, with several existing schools working through the conversion process to join the Trust.