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Deborah Harris-Ugbomah

Senior Independent Governor

Debo Harris FCA


Currently Risk, Audit & Compliance Committee chairperson for The Children’s Society, Trinity Laban Conservatoire and Whittington Hospital. Serves as independent risk & audit committee member of Southern Housing. In addition, is also Finance committee chairman for TSLT, an education Multi-academy Trust.

Presently, serving on the board of governors or trustees for national organisations, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance, The Children’s Society, and InspiringTomorrow. InspiringTomorrow is a volunteer association with which she co-founded to help ambitious female students in STEM and BME undergraduates meet senior leaders in their dream career.

Currently CEO at, the largest platform for career women and black minority ethnic entrepreneurs, business owners and professionals. It provides access to the most diverse network of sponsor-mentors within their industry or career. also offers financial business strategy, senior executive mentoring and tailored business introductions, helping them to achieve their next level success.

Deborah is the  founder of Lean In UK, a women’s network of in 67 locations across the UK. With a membership of over 3,000, Lean In UK is focused on female students interested in STEM subjects, career women and C-suite leaders keen to leave a legacy to support other women. Lean In UK works with under-served communities, building diverse teams by investing in the empowerment of women in the workplace, female founders/ start-ups and female-led SMEs.

Prior to becoming a non-executive director, Deborah was an executive in financial services and investment banking primarily focused on advising leadership teams of the firm’s existing technology partner companies while also working closely with the firm’s partners to evaluate new investment opportunities for a network of high net worth business angel and investor funds.