Professional Information
Karen Mary
Head of Integrated Quality Management System
ESNAAD Wholly owned subsidiary of ADNOC
Oil, Gas, Energy
Education, Honors & Awards
Hull University; University of Wollongong
Masters of Business Administration, Business Administration and Management, The University of Hull, UK, 1996. Masters in Quality Management (with Distinction), University of Wollongong, 2003
MBA and a Masters in Quality Management (with Distinction); Certificate of Appreciation for submission of project on Business Continuity for ADNOC HSE Awards: Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) June 2014; Queen's Commission, Royal Military Academy British Army Officer 1985
Personal Information
United Kingdom
Haxby Lane
Certified Auditor for the five international standards; Chartered Member of the American Society for Quality; Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Quality (UK); Member of the Business Continuity Chartered Institute (UK); Accredited in Emotional Intelligence (EQ-I); Certificate: Coaching Skills for Effective Leadership, Awarded by Institute of Sales & Marketing (UK)
Swimming; Kayaking; Drawing; Painting; Keeping Fit
Mediated Learning specialist, one-on-one for children with Autism Accredited in Emotional Intelligence (EQi)
Action and result oriented with focus on getting the best out of people to gain the optimum outcome. Outgoing, resourceful and ability to work effectively in multi-culture environments
More than 25 years
Executive coaching and mentoring, performance management, business excellence, quality management, change management
Karen Mary Harrison-Taylor is an incredibly accomplished Change Management and Business Excellence specialist currently serving as Head of Integrated Quality Management System for ESNAAD. Some of her key responsibilities include leading, planning and managing the implementation and conformance to the Integrated Management System (HSSEQ + BCMS + EnMS) to support achievement of the company’s strategy across 11 Divisions. Karen is currently leading the 2014-2015 Plan for the Sheikh Khaifa Quality Award and the EFQM Business Excellence Award Specifically, she heads the integrated management system comprised of five international standards: ISO 9001; ISO 14001; ISO 18001; ISO 22301 and ISO 50001. Karen has a significant amount of international experience, having worked in the UK, Germany, Qatar and the UAE. At the core of her diverse experience is strong quality management skills, business excellence, organizational development, strategic planning, organizational development, and leadership. In addition, she thrives on developing people through executive coaching, training her team in system management, while acknowledging the many facets of people and tapping into their key strengths. In her work with both colleagues and clients, Karen also naturally excels at relationship building, and interacts with 120 different nationalities in this country. Indeed, she embraces change, welcomes criticism, diligently gets tasks accomplished, and views everything as a work in progress. Her overall perspective is to effectively manage the implementation of Change Management Procedure across the base, whilst promoting a culture of continuous improvement. Indeed, Karen brings a lot of passion to her role and functions well in an international environment. She speaks English and some German. Karen's approach also embodies a distinct appreciation for cultural sensitivity and she possesses a real flair for resolving conflicts and negotiating paths through the most challenging aspects of service transformation. In her spare time, she is an avid kayaker, enjoys keeping fit, and loves painting and drawing.
Management; Change Management; Business Excellence and Continuity; Assessment; Auditing; Leadership; Training; Certified Auditor heading the integrated management system comprised of five international standards: ISO 9001; ISO 14001; ISO 18001; ISO 22301 and ISO 50001
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