Debbie Forster

Independent and non-executive Director

British, born 1966

Debbie Forster is CEO of the Tech Talent Charter, an industry collective which aims to deliver greater inclusion and diversity in the UK technology workforce.

Debbie brings a unique skill set and in-depth understanding across the areas of ESG, technology, innovation, diversity and education, and was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s New Year’s Honour List in January 2017 for “Services to Digital Technology and Tech Development” as well as being named the “Most Influential Women in UK IT” by Computer Weekly in 2019. She currently serves on the UK government’s Digital Economy Board, its National Cyber Advisory Board and is a Non-Executive Director for the Lending Standards Board.
Previously, Debbie was CEO of education charity Apps for Good, taking the organization through a period of exponential growth, and worked for e-skills, the UK’s national IT sector skills council. Prior to this, she had a two-decade career in education.

Debbie holds an MA from the University of Leeds.

Acknowledging the importance of ESG matters, Debbie is also acting as the Board executive sponsor for ESG matters and is a member of the Nomination & ESG Committee.