CEO of e-skills UK
Karen Price is the CEO of e-skills UK, the employer-led skills body for the technology sector.
Karen originally qualified as a teacher, and spent some time in education before moving into business. She gained experience in companies small and large, including IBM, where she held a variety of positions in Corporate Affairs and Global Services.
Karen was e-skills UK's founding CEO and has been instrumental in establishing it as an organisation led by technology employers, and entirely focused on delivering high quality and impactful programmes. This work includes encouraging young people, and particularly girls, to consider education and careers in technology; creating rigorous and employer-designed degree programmes; and developing innovative, high-value apprenticeship programmes.
Karen was awarded the OBE in 2005, in recognition of her services to the technology industry.