Karen Tyrell

Chief Executive Officer

Karen is Drinkaware's Chief Executive Officer and joined the organisation in October 2022.

Karen brings over 20 years of experience across health and social care, most recently in the national alcohol and drug treatment charity Humankind where she was Executive Director of Strategy, Culture and External Affairs. 

Prior to Humankind Karen worked at Addaction (now called With You), a charity that gives free confidential support to people with drugs, alcohol and mental health issues.   

Karen is also Vice Chair of Trustees at the Avalon Group, a social care charity. 

Karen is a collaborative leader, with expertise in strategy and communications. She has spent time working in business development and started her career as a volunteer.  

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