Karen Beales

CEO, KB Consultancy and Advisory Services


Karen is an experienced insurance professional having worked in the industry for over 30 years. She has recently taken a change in career to become self-employed, setting up her own consultancy business, offering strategic advice to a number of clients, across a broad range of topics from capacity, to establishing MGAs and product reviews.

She was the CEO of UK General Insurance until September 2018, employed within the business for almost 17 years, starting as underwriting manager in 2002 and progressing to the CEO role. She was also a board member of the MGAA. Prior to UK General worked in both broking and insurance companies.

She featured in both Women of Influence publication (2016) and the Inspirational Women in Risk publication (2017) and was nominated for Insurance Award for Woman in Finance in 2018.

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