Deborah Pullen MBE

Deborah is an experienced business leader and champion across the private, public and charitable sectors with particular experience in the construction, defence, aerospace and engineering sectors.


She has over 25 years’ experience in leading complex research programmes, research teams and R&D businesses as both a qualified engineer and scientist. She has recognised success in developing the commercialisation and exploitation of new data, information and innovation and the effective transfer of knowledge and development of skills.


Specifically, she has particular expertise in driving organisational change in response to sustainability, measuring social value and in shared value collaboration and partnerships.


In 2014 she was awarded an MBE for her work in setting up and leading the Government funded Construction Knowledge Transfer Network. The primary focus and success of the network was seeing a demonstrable increase in R&D and supply chain capabilities within the sector to improve productivity and operational efficiency and also in response to sustainability challenges including climate change, resource scarcity and healthy living. The network grew to 15,000 members within 5 years and has proved to be an invaluable resource for members to increase innovation development and exploitation.


Deborah is a Fellow of the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership, the Chartered Institute of Building and the Chartered Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining.


She is a member of the Construction Materials Committee at IOM3, a Member of the Women’s Innovation Network, a Member of the Industrial Design and Engineering Steering Group for Brunel University and Chair of the Scholarships and Awards Committee for the Worshipful Company of Constructors.


She is a trustee and technical advisor to a number of charities, supporting improved operation and social value for the communities they support.

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Telephone: +44 (0)131 261 6630