Debbie Hewitt MBE

Debbie Hewitt MBE

Independent Non-Executive Chairman, BGL Group

Debbie Hewitt is the Non-Executive Chairman of Moss Bros Group plc, The Restaurant Group plc, Visa Europe, BGL (owners of ComparetheMarket.com) and fashion retailer White Stuff Limited. She is also a Non-Executive Director of Domestic and General, a business backed by the Private Equity house CVC.

She has, in the past, also been a Non-Executive Chairman of Private Equity owned Evander Group and HPI Limited and listed business HR Owen plc and Non-Executive Director of Redrow plc, NCC Group plc, Mouchel plc, Luminar plc, De Vere plc and Alumasc plc. For eight years, she held a public sector Non-Executive Director role with the Office of Government Commerce, which reported into the Treasury and for three years with the Government Department for Communities and Local Government.

In her executive career, Debbie started as a management trainee with Marks and Spencer and after working in a variety of different roles in the Motor Industry for Lex plc, she ultimately became the MD of RAC plc, a role that concluded in 2008, after the acquisition of RAC by Aviva. She was awarded an MBE for services to Business and the Public Sector in the New Year Honours List in 2011.

She holds an MBA (distinction) from Bath University and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (FCIPD).

She is married to Paul and has 9 year old twins, Eleanor and William. She is also a Parish Councillor on the Hough and Chorlton Parish Council.

Related speaker events: