Councillor for Holbrook East
Phone: 01403 273533
Served in the Women’s Royal Naval Service (now part of the Royal Navy) from leaving school until 1982. This included working in communications at a large naval air station, Culdrose in Cornwall. Then worked at NATO Headquarters in London. Subsequently was in Hong Kong as Assistant Naval Intelligence Officer.
Married Peter, a serving naval pilot, and then worked for various government ministers in the Ministry of Defence.
Moved to Horsham in 1992 and became a teaching assistant at Holbrook School for fifteen years, in addition to being a school governor and a member of North Horsham Parish Council.
Elected as a district councillor in 2015, Karen is Chairman of the Planning Committee (North).
Particularly active in preserving the local infrastructure especially with the forthcoming new development in North Horsham; a move which she strongly opposed.
Married with two grown up sons, has a variety of interests including watercolour painting, and jam making