Karen Russ

Director, Science and Commercial

Karen Russ

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.

Updated 2020-06-30