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Deborah Fraser

School of Management Advisory Board Member

Director, CBI South West

Studio portrait of Deborah Fraser


Deborah was appointed Director, CBI South West in 2014. Since then she has grown the membership base to create the CBI’s second largest region in the UK.

Before joining CBI, she was responsible for Education Business Partnership - South West (now CSW Ltd). Here she converted EBP-SW from a small grant funded Devon-focused organisation to a profitable million-pound turnover social enterprise.

She has also worked:

  • in the coal mining sector
  • in the civil service
  • with World Vision in Thailand and Laos


  • M.A. (Econ) Politics, University of Manchester