Karen Burns

Risk and Control Director & Women in Technology Director, Aviva UK

Karen is a Financial Services professional with over 25 years’ experience working for Large Corporate organisations and specialist expertise in governance, risk and controls. At Aviva, Karen is responsible for Risk and Control for the Chief Information Officer teams globally. Karen also leads the Aviva Women in Technology Programme which seeks to attract more women into technology roles, provide support for women already employed in these roles and to work with other external stakeholders to invest for a more diverse future, creating a legacy of equality in the IT industry. Karen is passionate about Diversity and Inclusion and enjoys being a mentor to other upcoming talent both within and external to the organisation and sharing her own experience to help others.