The Business of.... Karen Hubbard

De Grey Lecture Theatre (DG/017), York St John University, York, YO31 7EX
Event Time
Thursday 24 May 2018, 6.30pm - 8.15pm
Karen Hubbard

Category Business

'Business - a Man's World?'

Thursday 24 May 2018
De Grey Lecture Theatre (DG/017)
York St John University, Lord Mayor's Walk, York, YO31 7EX

Join our guest speaker Karen Hubbard, CEO of The Card Factory and Jon Hammond Booth, former BBC presenter and Governor of York St John for an insightful and entertaining Q&A session.

Speaker Biography:

Karen Hubbard was appointed Chief Executive Officer of The Card Factory in 2016, prior to which Karen was Chief Operating Officer at B&M Bargains, where she was accountable for a wide-ranging remit including IT, Operations, Logistics and Supply Chain. Previously she served on ASDA Stores Executive Board as Executive Director for Property, Multi-Channel and Format Development. During her time at ASDA Karen led the Netto Acquisition and Integration project having developed a small store format. She served as the Chair for ASDA’s Women in Leadership, and also served on Walmart’s Women in Leadership Council. 

Prior to ASDA she worked 18 years for BP Retail in various senior roles and in total has over 25 years’ experience in Retail at both Executive and Director Levels across a number of international markets. Karen has an MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management and Diploma in Company Direction from The Institute of Directors. She has two teenage daughters and lives in Harrogate where she enjoys a range of outdoor activities and travelling.

 Event timings:

6.15pm Doors open
6.30pm Event begins 
7.45pm Drinks and Networking in De Grey Foyer
8.15pm Event closes

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