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Deb Oxley

Employee Ownership Association
Chief Executive

Deb Oxley is Chief Executive of the Employee Ownership Association (EOA), the UK’s leading voice on employee ownership, representing a sector that contributes between £30-40bn a year to UK GDP. It is also a membership organisation for UK businesses of private or public sector origin, that are wholly or partially owned by their employees.

Deb has over 30 year’s business experience across private and public sectors and latterly after founding and running her own small business for 10 years, joined the EOA in 2012, becoming Chief Executive in 2015. Having recently led a national inquiry into the economic and social effects of employee ownership, Deb is now leading a programme of work to realise the recommendations of the inquiry findings, the Ownership Dividend.

She is a member of the Government Mutuals Advisory Group, is a Champion for the Inclusive Economy Partnership – a group which is convened by DCMS and the Cabinet Office and a member of the Managing Partners Forum.

In 2019 Deb was awarded an Order of the British Empire for services to employee ownership and social enterprises.

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