Deborah Fraser Trustee Expand Telephone: 01392 466666 Email: [email protected] Deborah Fraser, Regional Director - South West, CBI Deborah was appointed director, CBI south west in June 2014. Her role involves running the member relationship function for all CBI members based or with an interest in the south west, representing the business community on key policy issues, ensuring that businesses in the region have a strong voice within the CBI’s campaigns and strategically influencing the regional devolution agenda. She has grown the membership base of the south west to create the CBI’s second largest region in the UK outside of London and the south east. Before joining the CBI Deborah was previously responsible for Education Business Partnership – South West (now CSW Ltd). Here she successfully converted EBP-SW from a small grant funded Devon focused organisation to a profitable million-pound turnover social enterprise. Deborah has also previously worked in the coal mining sector and civil service. She graduated from the University of Manchester with a M.A. (Econ) Politics in 1999 after which she spent some time in Thailand and Laos with World Vision.