Karen McBride is Head of Finance and Operations at Social Investment Scotland (SIS), Scotland’s largest social lender.  Prior to this, Karen predominately worked within the audit sector, latterly holding the position of Audit Director with a leading financial firm before joining SIS.  Karen’s experience is centred around ensuring there is an environment of strong financial control, whilst working with key stakeholders to ensure that the organisations strategy is executed, and the financial performance supports the overall sustainability.  During her career, Karen spent time working in both New York and New Zealand but has now returned to her roots in North Ayrshire.

Having seen the care provided by the Ayrshire Hospice to patients and their families Karen wanted to become a Trustee of the Ayrshire Hospice to contribute to its continued success and help ensure more families are able to be cared for with the dignity and respect that is at the heart of the Ayrshire Hospice.

In her free time, she continues to enjoy travelling and exploring new cultures.  When closer to home, she enjoys running to balance against her guilty pleasure of good food and drinks."