Karen Cooke

Karen Cooke


Cardiff University

Job title

Organisational Development Manager





Karen Cooke is an Organisational Development Manager within HR at Cardiff University and is Chair of the University Staff LGBT+ Network, Enfys (Welsh for rainbow).  During her time as Chair of Enfys, Cardiff University has featured in the Stonewall Top 100 Employers for 5 consecutive years with 2015 being their most successful year at number 24. Enfys have been named as the Best Welsh Employee Network Group in 2014 and 2015 and believe strongly in supporting other staff network groups to flourish, not only at Cardiff University but in external organisations.  Through her role in HR at Cardiff Karen has project managed the University through two successful Investors in People assessments and manages a team that are responsible for the Positive Working Environment initiative which includes a large amount of cross University employee engagement.  Outside of work Karen can most often be found in the stands at Cardiff Arms Park supporting the Cardiff Blues rugby team!