Karen Elson

Karen Elson

At a glance


  • Software and web development
  • Web design (including UX/UI)
  • Bookkeeping
  • Financial management
  • Governance
  • Strategic development and planning
  • Change management
  • Management consultancy
  • Project / programme management


Based in Okehampton, Devon
I would prefer to volunteer mainly at home


Either in or out of office hours

I am an independent contractor so my hours vary but I am flexible during the week and can flex to the needs of the role.   


  • Animals / wildlife
  • Black, asian and minority ethnic groups
  • Community safety / victim support / domestic violence
  • Counselling / advice
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Faith and ethics
  • Gardens and parks
  • Health and well being / research and care
  • Housing and homelessness
  • Learning disabilities / difficulties
  • Local / community
  • Mental health
  • Museums / heritage
  • Older people / later life
  • Physical disabilities
  • Poverty relief
  • Sports
  • Voluntary sector support
  • Women
  • Young people

Type of role


Work history

About me

Project management consultant, chartered engineer and NED with board experience in the third sector and corporate experience in the public and private sectors.   

I am a Trustee for the Museum of Dartmoor Life responsible for strategic planning and digital transformation.  I previously spent 4 years as a NED on the board for the British Association for Nutritional Therapy responsible for strategic planning and performance improvement.   

I combine change and governance experience with a broad corporate knowledge, a desire to improve the wellbeing of others and give back to the community as well as an appetite for new challenges.

What am I looking for

I am seeking a trustee/board position in an organisation that can benefit from my skills in strategic planning, performance improvement or organisational governance.