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Board Members

Karen Smout, Vice Chair (Independent)

Chair of Governance and Remuneration Committee

Karen joined the Board in October 2019 and is Vice Chair and a member of the Finance & Audit Committee.

She is a Chartered Accountant, working as Head of Risk Management at a Suffolk-based energy company, and as part-time Finance Director for a local firm of Chartered Surveyors. She is also Board Member and Trustee for a Sudbury based mental-health charity.

Karen has always lived in the Colchester area, and is keen to support CBH and the work it does for the community with her finance and business experience.