About us Our people The executive team Karen Hague MBE - Deputy CEO COMPANY SECRETARY / OFFICER TO THE BOARD - Along with Norman Perrin, she was one of the founder members of Paces and has been committed to its aims for many years. She is an efficient and effective manager with considerable experience in administration, people management and development and financial planning and management. Karen's only child has cerebral palsy following a premature birth. She supported the early summer schools and development of the Paces charity. Her work with families was recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list when she received an MBE in 2004.