Counterculture Partnership LLP is delighted to announce the appointment of Karen Brodie as a Partner in the firm. With a CV that includes key roles at University College London and the British Council, Karen brings with her an outstanding track record of delivering leadership in strategy development and programme design.
Working with cultural organisations, higher education institutions, government bodies, commercial businesses, and charities across the UK and internationally, Karen is experienced in leading stakeholder engagement, research and evaluation to understand community needs and create plans that will achieve client ambitions. She specialises in interdisciplinary projects and has a particular interest in collaborations beyond the usual boundaries.
Welcoming Karen Brodie, Counterculture President, Tom Watson, comments: “As Counterculture continues to expand, we are extremely fortunate to have people of the calibre of Karen Brodie joining our team. With a proven track record across the range of sectors that Counterculture is here to support, and her work internationally with the British Council and others being invaluable as our overseas business expands, Karen is the perfect fit for our organisation and I am delighted to welcome her.”
On taking up her new role as Partner Karen says: “I’m very excited to be joining Counterculture and supporting our clients as they face up to new challenges and opportunities. Counterculture is an organisation I’ve long admired and its outstanding work across the educational, cultural and charity sectors is something I feel passionate about contributing to.”
About Karen Brodie:
Before joining Counterculture, Karen was Programme Director for University College London’s Global Engagement where she oversaw the university’s flagship international programme, enabling new research and education projects. In senior roles at the British Council, she developed strategy and partnerships to deliver a range of large-scale events in design, fashion, film, literature, music, performance, visual arts, and the creative economy. She led programmes across the Middle East, Europe, Africa and the Americas. Previously, she sold publishing rights around the world for Penguin Random House and HarperCollins. At The Reading Agency, she worked with diverse communities and the BBC to shape policy and deliver national programmes and campaigns. She was a visiting lecturer at Kingston University and has an MA in Literature.