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Karen Lawrence

Associate Commercial Specialist - Government Commercial Organisation

As part of the Government Commercial Organisation Karen is Head of Commercial Policy and Capability at the Department for International Trade. Karen has over 30 years of extensive commercial experience including procurement, sales, marketing, service delivery and contract management. Karen has worked across the Third, Public and Private sectors including Shell, Kingfisher PLC and Grant Thornton.

Karen is Chartered MCIPS and an accredited Expert Contract Manager supporting teams across a broad range of commercial areas, including the delivery of the department’s most important contracts as well as enabling people to be the best they can be in the commercial aspects of their roles across the Department for International Trade.