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Deb Oxley, Chief Executive of the Employee Ownership Association


Deb Oxley, Chief Executive of the Employee Ownership Association

By , March 23, 2021
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Chief Executive for the Employee Ownership Association (EOA), the UK’s leading voice in employee ownership,  Deb Oxley, joins this week’s episode. The EOA encompasses a politically independent membership organisation for UK businesses of private or public sector origin, either wholly, or partially owned by their employers. Representing organisations either employee owned or transitioning to employee ownership, the EOA to facilitates and maximises success by providing insight into the business case for employee ownership. Members benefit from unique learning, networking and trading opportunities across a diverse network of companies of all sizes.

After over 30 years of experience across both private and public sectors and successfully running her own business for 10 years, Deb joined the EOA in 2012. In 2015, she became CEO. Deb recently directed a national inquiry into the economic and social effects of employee ownership, and is now heading a program of work to action the recommendations of the inquiry findings. As part of her role at the EOA, Deb also chairs the Employee Ownership Sector Group, is a Commissioner on the Grant Thornton Vibrant Economy, and a member of the Managing Partner Forum. In 2019, Deb was awarded an OBE for services to employee ownership and social enterprises.

Darryl Bates-Brownsword

Darryl Bates-Brownsword

CEO | Succession Plus UK

Darryl is a dynamic, driven Business Mentor and Coach with over 20 years of experience and passion for creating successful outcomes for founder-led businesses. He is a great connector, team builder, problem solver, and inspirer – showing the way through complexity to simplicity.

He has built 2 international multi-million turnover businesses; one now operating in 16 countries. His quick and analytical approach cuts through to the core issues quickly and identifying the context. He challenges the status quo and gets consistent, repeatable and reliable business results.

Originating in Australia, Darryl’s first career was as an Engineer in the Power Industry. Building businesses bought him to the UK in 2003 where he quickly developed a reputation for combining systems thinking with great creativity to get results in challenging situations.

A keen competitive cyclist, he also has a B Eng (Mech) Engineering and an MBA.