Karien is a Chemical Engineer who has spent 16 years in the Oil and Gas industry in various capacities including Facility Operations, Design and Consultancy. She has successfully worked in international and multi-cultural teams and brings an analytical approach to problem solving to the table.
Karien is currently on the Board of Governors of a four-form entry primary school in London, as the Chair of the Management Committee. Her role includes oversight of the school budget, staffing, premises and health and safety. She is also a London Co-Ordinator for Stellenbosch University (South Africa) alumni and enjoys organising networking events.
Karien has a son and daughter and loves upcycling of charity shop finds and playing the piano.