Karen Brown "was previously Vice Chair of ActionAid International and Chair of ActionAid UK. She began her career at Granada Television. In 1987 she joined Channel 4 as Deputy Commissioning Editor of News and Current Affairs (with particular responsibility for "Dispatches"), before being appointed Commissioning Editor for Education (1992), Controller of Factual Programmes (1996), and ultimately Deputy Director of Programmes (1997-2000). Subsequently she has been a management and communications consultant in Whitehall and for several publicly funded bodies. She holds an LlB from the University of Bristol.
"Brown is a trustee of the Mary Ward Settlement and Chair of the International Development Media Panel. She was formerly Learning Champion for Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, Vice-Chair of BAFTA, a Council Member of NIACE (National Institute for Adult & Continuing Education) and of the General Teaching Council." 
Karen was until recently a member of the UK’s General Teaching Council and non-executive director of The Television Corporation plc. She is an associate partner of Digital Public and Fellow of the Royal Television Society. She currently also works with Kew Garden in London on a part-time basis. She joined the ActionAid UK Board in 2003, became its Chair in 2004 and joined the Board of ActionAid International in the same year.“
- Chair, Oxfam GB
Resources and articles
- Oxfam GB Trustees, organizational web page, accessed April 20, 2012.