Karen Lynas joined the NHS through the Graduate Management Training Scheme in 1990 and was formerly interim managing director of the NHS Leadership Academy.
Following work in a number of provider organisations, Karen moved into leadership development. She has held roles leading the NHS Graduate Scheme, including a review leading to several national awards for the programme.
Her previous work includes Director Development where she launched a series of development interventions with international providers and academic organisations, the Gateway to Leadership programme for mid-career entry leaders, the National Management development initiative for middle managers in the NHS and developing In View, a leadership journal for the NHS.
Karen frequently speaks at national conferences and works as an advisor on leadership development strategy. After spending 3 years as Director of Leadership at the King’s Fund, a charitable health policy think tank, she returned to the NHS to create the NHS Top Leaders scheme.