5 minutes with… Karen Brown, director of finance
What do you like best about your job? Meeting staff and patients and being able to support service improvements.
What was the first record you ever bought? Don’t cry for me Argentina.
Who or what inspires you? My Dad.
Name one thing you couldn’t live without? Books, of any kind!
How would your friends and colleagues describe you? Ask them! Loyal friend, supportive colleague.
Which three people, living or dead, would you invite to a dinner party and why? Agatha Christie, I’ve read all her books and only once guessed whodunit. Leonard DaVinci, the only essay topic I achieved an ‘A’ for as school, and Brian Clough, lifelong Nottingham Forest fan.
Who had the greatest influence on your career? Richard Tyler, a coach who was very challenging and changed my thinking.
What’s your favourite sport? Football, with darts a close second.
If you could have any superpower what would it be? To time travel.
What was the last thing that made you smile? Crystal Maze episode a couple of weeks ago, such a classic that had me in stitches.
What talent do you wish you had? To sing in tune!
Who’s your favourite band? So many, but currently the Killers.
What is your greatest achievement? Winning a bowls tournament, my only sporting achievement.
Where is your favourite place in the world? California, I went to high school there.
What’s your favourite book? Manchild in the Promised Land by Claude Brown. An inspirational tale that the right mindset and mentoring support can overcome the highest of hurdles.
If you could change one thing about where you work what would it be? I love where I work! If pushed, I’d move Lincolnshire to be part of California so that we can all enjoy more sunshine.
If you were stranded on a desert island, what three things would you take with you? As many books as possible, handcream, and a hot water bottle for cold nights.