Karen has lived in Suffolk for much of her life and also enjoyed a stint in our glorious capital city working at the Bank of England. She began her career as an accountant but had always wanted to be a teacher so when her children were small she decided to take a change in direction and get an Open University degree so that she could follow her dream.

Now, several years later her 3 children are grown up and her eldest daughter, Cathryn, has two children of her own. Karen has twins, one of whom lives and works in Dubai as a Chartered Secretary and one of whom works as a nursery nurse and has benefitted from the Blossom programme.

Karen has enjoyed her time in education and is currently working as a Headteacher in a primary school in Ipswich (part time). However her first love remains in supporting the many children who come to her school and their families rather than wrestling with paperwork.

Karen has known Bridget for many years, having worked with her at Willis in Ipswich. At this insurance giant they used to work hard but also got up to a few practical jokes (they will remain a secret!).

When time allows Karen has many things that she likes doing, including writing stories, drawing and playing a few musical instruments (not very well). Like Bridget she plays the recorder but she has never owned a pink one.

Karen has been involved with Dream On from its very early days and is proud to be a part of an enterprise that is essentially so nurturing and encouraging to women – long may its success continue.