Sep 20, 2019
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Burberry adds non-executive director to board

Sep 20, 2019

Burberry has appointed Debra L. Lee as a non-executive director and a member of the Audit and Nomination Committees.


Her appointment will be effective from 1 October 2019.

Debra Lee is currently the chief executive officer of Leading Women Defined, a conference of approximately 100 strategic thought leaders she helped found.

She is currently a non-executive director at AT&T, Inc and a non-executive director and member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committees at Marriott International.

She has also held senior leadership roles at Black Entertainment Television, serving as chairman and CEO from 2006 and 2018. Additionally, Lee was a non-executive director of Twitter from May 2016 to July 2019.

Burberry chairman Gerry Murphy said: “Debra Lee is exceptionally qualified as an experienced non-executive director of leading global technology and service companies and former CEO of the world's leading African-American media network. Debra's passion for innovation, people and socially positive change will be a huge asset to Burberry as we work together to grow our business inclusively, sustainably and responsibly. We are delighted that she has accepted our invitation to join the Burberry board."

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