Deborah Cornelius

Originally qualifying as a Corporate Lawyer at Freshfields, then spending 4 years as a strategy consultant at Bain & Company, Deborah has been with luxury brand Burberry for 17 years.   During this time she has held many different roles across strategic, operational and commercial functions within the fashion brand and for the last 8 years also covering the beauty category.   Deborah was VP of Strategy & Operations for Burberry Beauty from 2013-2017 where she helped establish the strategy and operating model running the category internally and subsequently led the negotiations to licence beauty to Coty.  In 2017 she became VP of Licensing with responsibility for Burberry’s relationship with Coty, and other brand licences including Burberry Eyewear with Luxottica.