Karen Pimbley

Karen has been Head of Arts Management training at RWCMD since 2012. She began her career as a Marketing Officer in regional repertory theatre at the Torch Theatre, Milford Haven and then worked with Diversions, The Dance Company of Wales. In the mid 1990s, she became the first Head of Events at the newly opening International Arena in Cardiff before moving into music promotion, working with Kennedy Street Productions, Raymond Gubbay and Harvey Goldsmith in London, touring throughout the UK and Europe with a number of internationally-known classical and pop music artists. Karen returned to Wales to take up a senior leadership role with Diversions, establishing the company as NDCWales, resident in the Dance House at Wales Millennium Centre.

Karen's freelance experience ranges from small scale producing to delivering arts management toolkit training for education and creative sector organisations. She is currently a Director of UK Theatre, and a trustee of National Youth Arts Wales. She is also an External Examiner in Arts Management, a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a member of the Institute of Leadership & Management.