Deborah Harris-Ugbomah FCA

Lay member

Deborah Harris-Ugbomah photo.JPGDeborah trained as a chartered accountant in financial services with PwC before moving into investment banking and venture capital. Deborah has extensive executive and Non-Executive Director experience in risk, assurance, IT transformation and corporate/regulatory compliance in financial services and the public sector, including NHS and non-profits.

Deborah has served as an Independent Member of the Audit and Risk Committee of the Crown Prosecution Service since January 2022. She currently also holds roles as Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee and Governor of Trinity Laban Conservatoire and Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee Chair and a Trustee for The Children’s Society. Deborah is an ICAEW elected member of Council, a membership body for the accountancy profession where she is the first black person in 152 years to be successfully elected as President of the London ICAEW chartered accountants.

Alongside consulting for BuckStop Digital/AI and media agency, Deborah is co-founder of InspiringTomorrow, an initiative focused on establishing industry connections and contacts for female students pursuing STEM careers.

She is also founder and President of Lean In UK, which is a network that promotes women’s empowerment.

Appointed 1 May 2024