Mediacom | Karen Blackett | CEO


Karen has been in the media industry for 20 years and currently runs the largest media agency in the UK; MediaCom. Karen’s passion is for discovering, mentoring talent. Being one of few senior black women in the industry a key area of focus has been on encouraging diversity of all types within the industry. As such, Karen launched an Apprenticeship scheme in 2012 to encourage young people from all backgrounds to get a foot in the door of the advertising industry.

A single mum of a 3 year old boy, Karen is a lifelong West Indies cricket supporter, Telegraph columnist and a Trustee of charity Adopt a Better Way.