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DEBORAH LEARY

DEBORAH LEARY

CEO Forensic Pathways Ltd

As CEO and Founder of Forensic Pathways (FPL), Deborah has responsibility for the strategic management and direction of Forensic Pathways, focussing particularly on the exploitation of its product and service offering to international markets and the Company’s commitment to Corporate Governance.

Forensic Pathways is an international consultancy and technology design company, developing innovative technologies in the criminal and business intelligence field. In addition, the Company provides and Due Diligence and Fraud Investigation services including Dark Web Monitoring and Social Media Investigations to a range of both private and corporate clients.

Throughout its 19-year history the Company has won many awards for innovation and business and in 2017 was appointed as an Export Champion for the UK Department for International Trade. In 2019 it was voted one of the top 50 innovation companies in its region as a result of its DarkSearch technology. In August 2018 Forensic Pathways was also presented with a Board of Trade Award by the Secretary of State for International Trade, Dr Liam Fox.

Deborah is an international motivational speaker and consultant on entrepreneurship and innovation, regularly speaking on issues such as entrepreneurship, international trade, optimisation of innovation, IP strategy, personal branding, strategic networking and Corporate Social Responsibility.

She has won numerous awards for business and innovation including International Businesswoman of the Year 2017: Phoenix Newspaper; Honorary Doctorate: Birmingham City University, Order of the British Empire (OBE), International Women Entrepreneur of the Year, European Woman of Achievement and British Female Inventor of the Year.

Deborah holds several Board positions outside of her responsibilities as CEO of Forensic Pathways.

Additional roles:

  • Vice President of Greater Birmingham Chamber of Commerce
  • Director – United Nations Global Compact on Corporate Social Responsibility UK Network
  • Board Member of the Midlands Engine Trade & Investment Group
  • Executive Board Member of the Greater Birmingham Commonwealth Chamber of Commerce
  • CommonwealthFirst Business Mentor for the Commonwealth Enterprise & Investment Council
  • Business Board Member – All Parliamentary Party Working Group on Women & Enterprise
  • Advisory Board Member – Social Sciences Department, Birmingham City University
  • Advisory Board Member – Business School, Birmingham City University

For fun:

  • Learning to fly helicopters
  • Dancing with Giovanni Pernice
  • Stand Up Comedy
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