Burberry appoints Debra Lee as non-executive director
Luxury brand Burberry has appointed Debra Lee as a non-executive director.
Due to take up her position on 1 October, she will also be a member of Burberry’s audit and nomination committees.
Lee is the founder and chief executive of Leading Women Defined and is also a non-executive director at AT&T and Marriott International.
From 2006 to 2018, she was chairman and chief executive of Viacom’s Black Entertainment Television. She also served for over three years as a non-executive director of Twitter until July 2019 .
Gerry Murphy, Burberry chairman, 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.”
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