Deborah Lee, group engagement director, Compass Group
Ellie Froggatt, September 17, 2019
Deborah Lee joined Compass as its first group engagement director in August of this year
Attracted by the strategic focus on performance, people and purpose, she is relishing the chance to help Compass bring its commitment to 600,000 people to life every day.
As chief people officer at Yoox Net-A-Porter (YNAP) she led a globally-diverse team to leverage the energy and talents of the predominantly-female Millennial workforce and built the global platform and policy for HR solutions.
Lee joined YNAP from BT where she held the roles of chief HR officer for global services, chief learning officer, and HR director for BT Retail. During her time at BT she created the global performance policy; built its Academy and digital portal for learning, collaboration and knowledge management for 97,000 people; rolled out BT's flagship leadership training to 9,000 people; launched BT’s Tech Literacy campaign to 400,000 children via 15,000 teachers; led the initial people and cultural integration stream for the £12.5 billion acquisition of EE; and was part of the executive team to acquire Tikit and launch BT Sport in 2013 to air from London's Olympic Park.
Lee holds a bachelor's degree in chemistry and management from Imperial College London, a master's in HR management from London's University of Westminster, and an executive master's in HR leadership from Milan's SDA Bocconi and New Jersey's Rutgers University.