Burberry bolsters board with new non-exec director

Burberry appoints Debra L Lee as new non-exec director
Before Burberry, Debra L Lee served as CEO of Black Entertainment Television for 12 years and as a board member for Twitter for three years
// Burberry adds Debra L Lee as a new non-executive director to its board
// She will join Burberry’s audit and nomination committees
// Her appointment is effective from October 1

Burberry has bolstered its boardroom with the appointment of former TV executive and Twitter board member Debra L Lee as a new non-executive director.

Effective from October 1, Lee will join the luxury British retailer and fashion house’s audit and nomination committees.

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

She also serves as non-executive director at AT&T, Inc and a non-executive director and member of Marriott International’s nominating and corporate governance committees.


Lee also had a stint with Black Entertainment Television, serving as chairman and chief executive from 2006 and 2018.

She was also a non-executive director at social media giant Twitter from May 2016 to July 2019.

“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,” Buberry chairman Gerry Murphy said.

“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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