Karen became Chief Executive on 1 December 2021. She joined HPFT in 2012 and has held three Executive Director posts at the Trust, most recently Deputy Chief Executive and Executive Director of Strategy and Integration. Karen is the Accountable Officer for the Trust and carries full responsibility for the Trust's strategic direction, performance, planning, business management and development. She is also the Joint Chair for the Hertfordshire Mental Health, Learning Disabilities and Autism Collaborative and the Senior Responsible Officer for the Mental Health and Learning Disabilities Programme across the Hertfordshire and West Essex Integrated Care System.
Karen began her career in 1998 on the NHS Management Training Scheme and has a breadth of experience across the NHS, holding a number of senior roles including Director of Operations of an acute hospital trust and Chief Operating Officer/Deputy Chief Executive of a community services trust. Karen is passionate about ensuring that people with mental health issues and learning disabilities can receive the care and support they need to help them live their best possible life.
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