Karen Skipper


As CEO, Karen (she/her) is responsible for the overall management, governance, finance and funding of Spectra, reporting to the Board of Directors.

Karen has worked in the third sector for over 30 years, starting at the National AIDS Trust in 1992 before moving to the International Community of Women Living with HIV and finally to the West London Gay Men’s Project (WLGMP) in 1995. In 2012 Karen set up Spectra as a new social enterprise. In 2017 Spectra also became a Charity. Karen has led Spectra’s focus on marginalised communities, through the lens of well-being, sexual health and equalities.