Karon is an accomplished third sector fundraiser, coach and trainer. She has nearly 20 years’ experience leading voluntary sector organisations; and has run both local and national charities. Karon’s particular strengths are developing strong and successful Big Lottery (£2 million secured since 2010) along with a range of trust applications, change management and strategic development. Karon has a postgraduate diploma in management studies and a diploma in fundraising. She is chair of the Institute of Fundraising East Midlands Region and a board member of One East Midlands.