Karen Geary

Senior Independent Director

Karen Geary


October 2019



Karen is a former FTSE 100 HR Director with an extensive track record. She brings over 20 years of leadership experience, including of international HR and business transformation, from across a variety of industries in the UK, US and Europe. She held an executive committee role as Group HR Director at The Sage Group plc for more than 10 years. After this, she held executive roles with a US based software business, followed by a FTSE 100 software company which she originally joined as a Non-Executive Director and Chair of its Remuneration Committee. Since 2019, Karen has pursued a Non-Executive portfolio career.

Key strengths in support of the Company’s strategy:

  • Puts people, their wellbeing, inclusion, recognition, reward and development at the heart of the Board’s discussions, supporting the Company on its pathway to achieving the employer of choice outcome of its Evolve strategy 
  • Uses her deep experience of supporting organisations undertaking M&A and transformation to support the Company in the delivery of its compound and consolidate customer proposition comprised in its Evolve strategy

Current external appointments: 

  • Non-Executive Director, Sabre Insurance Group plc
  • Non-Executive Director, PageGroup plc