Karen has over 20 years research, communications, and global drug access experience in the pharmaceutical industry, holding senior positions in Johnson & Johnson and Janssen, working in the UK, US, and sub-Saharan Africa.
Originally trained as a veterinary surgeon, she practiced in New Zealand and the United Kingdom. Karen also operated Manson Associates, a global business consultancy specialising in healthcare and sustainability. She is the Treasurer of the Bexhill Community Land Trust. Karen is passionate about issues of patient experience, access and affordability (in healthcare and housing), and integrating refugees into our communities.
Karen lives in Bexhill-on-Sea and has been appointed until 31 August 2024.