Karen Whitaker graduated in 1982 and shortly after that joined a large tour operator in the Customer Services Department. Nine years later having built up a Customer and Legal Services Department of 20 staff as the company grew, she decided to branch out on her own and become a Litigation Consultant for the travel industry.
Working with both large, medium and small travel companies over the last 30 years Karen has gained a vast amount of expertise and knowledge of the industry. She is a very experienced negotiator, mediator and litigator.
In her own words ....
"Despite working in the travel industry for just over three decades I still have the same passion and enthusiasm that I had when I started. After 9 years of working for a company I decided the time was right to take my skills and use them for the benefit of other companies whether small or large. Over time I have gained a lot of practical experience and it still gives me great satisfaction passing this on to others and supporting them with their business.
Karen graduated from Oxford Polytechnic (now Oxford Brookes) with a BA Hons in Law. In 2011 Karen became a CEDR Accredited Mediator.
Karen has been married to her GP husband for 30 years and they have a plethora of animals including 3 dogs, 3 ponies, 1 cat and a very old tortoise. Karen competes regularly in dressage and show jumping. She had the good fortune to work at Greenwich as a Gamesmaker at the 2012 Olympics and Paralympics.