Interimwomen.com appoints new director
Interimwomen.com appoints new director to boost growth
Interimwomen.com, the business forum dedicated to promoting women working as interim managers, established by interim provider Russam GMS, is delighted to appoint Karen Oddey, a former defence industry group managing director and business development expert to lead the organisation and build its growth and development.
As director of interimwomen.com, Karen will devise a new strategy to promote its work and networking events and forge links with businesses and potential partner organisations. Working with the existing interimwomen.com panel members and Chair, Rachel Youngman, Karen will be a key spokesperson promoting the benefits of a career in interim management to women.
Karen brings to Interimwomen.com many years experience helping new businesses develop, achieve profitable growth in challenging market conditions and improve the way they operate and organise and engage their teams for success.
Charles Russam, Chairman of Russam GMS, says, We are delighted to welcome Karen to Interimwomen.com. She has the ideal background and experience to take the organisation to the next level of growth. We hope she will help forge new partnerships with organisations that provide complimentary services to interimwomen.com or share its aims of promoting women and diversity in the workplace.
Karen says, Interim management is a growth industry and I am excited about the potential development opportunities for Interimwomen.com. Our goal is to attract more women into the industry who are looking for a serious and challenging career alternative provide them with the support they need to win assignments, and at the same time offer businesses access to a more diverse talent pool of senior executives.
Karen is also co-founder of InfiniCorp, a business which helps small and mid-sized companies realise their growth plans and owner/investor exit aspirations. In addition, she is a senior advisor and business development expert with specialist service providers in the defence and ICT sectors and is pursuing non-executive director opportunities.
Previously, she held managing director positions at various businesses including divisions of QinetiQ, Thales and 3Com and before that, she was a production engineer at engineering company, NEI Parsons.
In addition to business management, Karen has particular experience in product management and marketing, strategy and organisation/people development. She has a MBA from London Business School and a first class degree in mechanical engineering from Leeds University.