Karen Olley

Karen Olley

Executive Principal's PA

I am from ‘Royal’ Berkshire in the UK and studied at a local Comprehensive School, which I left after sitting my exams at the age of 16.

I was fortunate enough to leave school and walk straight into my first job. Over the years I have worked within the Finance & HR functions with international corporate organisations. I worked for 12 years with Vodafone and my last position in the UK, before relocating to Qatar, was for 10 years with an American healthcare company. Joining Oryx International School in 2017 was my first role living and working overseas.
I continue to enjoy the overseas experience and sometimes wish I’d done it sooner! This is my first role within Education, which has been an eventful, fulfilling learning experience. I have loved seeing the school grow at such a rapid pace and I am proud to be part of the Oryx team.

Outside of work, I love my animals. My husband and I currently have 3 dogs and 6 cats, all adopted from Qatar. We seriously need to stop now! Apart from my love of animals, I like to travel and go home to the UK to catch up with family and friends whenever possible. I miss the green fields and trees but not the rain!