Karen Price

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.

Grab Yourself a Piece of the Growing Tech Economy

It's genuinely exciting to see that there are now entry routes for people from the widest possible range of educational backgrounds, all of them getting the chance to climb a career ladder that can take them right to the top.
11/03/2015 15:14 GMT

Here Come the Girls - But Not to Technology

A quick look round any classroom, workplace, park, bus, or any public space you care to name, and you'll see girls busy with their smartphones, hunched over tablets, or transfixed by their laptops.
18/06/2014 13:50 BST

Cracking the Code to a Career in Cyber Security

Every day thousands of people are working to defend UK businesses and citizens from crippling cyber attacks, including fraud and terrorism. Online crime has reached epic proportions, yet we are ill-equipped to fight the battle due to severe skills shortages and an ageing workforce...
14/04/2014 13:18 BST