As CEO of Children’s Links, and throughout her working life Karen has focused on partnership working and sees it as an integral part of daily work, providing opportunities to influence and develop services, whilst ensuring the voice of the local voluntary and the community are heard.

Karen strongly believes in the ethos of an integrated environment, making the best use of resources available to us and adding value to ensure better outcomes for all. To achieve this Karen ensures that the performance of the organisation meets the needs of beneficiaries and stakeholders by engaging the team through a continuous cycle of analysis, strategic planning, monitoring, evaluation and review.