Karenmarie Smith

Joint Chief Executive

Karenmarie joined ILS in 1998, she is the joint Chief Executive alongside Kate Maclean.

Karenmarie is an Occupational Therapist, she qualified from St. Loye’s School of Occupational therapy in 1983. Prior to joining ILS she gained a wide range of experience in the field, including working with children and adults with all types of disabilities in both the UK and New Zealand, where she lived for 7 years. She has worked in many backgrounds in the industry including health, social care and independent and private employment. Throughout her career she has developed a specific expertise in managing care packages for children and has also attended court several times as a witness of fact.

Between 2008 and 2014, Karenmarie was a member of the BABICM council, and she was a chair of the BABICM children and young persons’ group between 2008 and 2012. To date she is an advanced member of BABICM and CMSUK.

In her Chief Executive role, Karenmarie is responsible for the business development and strategy of ILS. She also works closely with the Finance team.

Outside of work Karenmarie enjoys walking her dog Ridley, another member of the head office team! She travels frequently in her motor caravan and enjoys her gardening, DIY & art, alongside spending time with her family.

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