Karen Mackay MBE
Karen is Head of External Affairs at Busy Bees, the leading childcare provider in the UK with an increasing global footprint in North America, South East Asia and China. She is responsible for external affairs, partnerships and government relations. As a qualified teacher and with extensive experience in the maintained, private and voluntary sector, Karen engages regularly with No 10, ministers and senior civil servants from across Great Britain, members from both Houses of Parliament, representatives from membership organisations, regulatory bodies and policy makers from all parties. She also represents Busy Bees on the Ofsted National Consultative Board and her unique role within Busy Bees and the early years sector, ensures it is at the forefront of key policy makers. Karen was awarded her MBE in 2019 for services to families and children.