Karen Russ has been appointed HSE’s Director, Science and Commercial, with responsibility for leading our Science Directorate and growing commercial activities across HSE as a whole.
She was Senior Operations Director for Amec Foster Wheeler’s Technology & Innovation Centre in Warrington, Karen has extensive experience of winning and delivering technical consultancy and laboratory services projects across a breadth of science and engineering disciplines.
Karen previously held global roles at Pilkington, a glass manufacturing company, focusing on R&D, capital project delivery, technology licensing and support, and business development. Karen also spent many years with HSE, as Deputy CEO of HSL from 2006-2013, focusing on project management and business development. A Fellow of the Institute of Physics, Karen has a PhD in optoelectronic inspection systems and a Masters degree in Engineering Business Management.