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Karen Paterson

  • DBA
  • DBA Student
  • Student
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Karen Paterson is a renowned global thought leader in HR and payroll. As an international payroll expert in multi country payroll she is a consultant on a global basis, takes part in regular high profile speaking engagements, writes thought leadership articles in well know magazines such as Payroll World and mentors students on entrepreneurship and business management. Karen began her career in retail banking and then moved to accountancy running a financial services and corporate finance department. In 1996 she set up Patersons HR & Payroll where she invented “international payroll”. Patersons designed and developed the first ever software as a service multi-tenant global payroll platform. She grew the company trading into a leading global brand trading in 5 countries worldwide. She is an associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers (ACIB), an Associate of the Taxation Technician Institute (ATT), has a post graduate diploma in business administration and an MBA. She is currently studying for a Doctorate in Business Administration at Southampton University.

Professional experience

DBA Student


November 2010 - Present

Group CEO


May 1996 - March 2010(14 years)



Chartered Institute of Bankers

May 1992 - Present


Southampton University

October 1994 - December 1996(2 years)

Post Grad Diploma in Business Administration

Southampton University

October 1994 - October 1995(a year)

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