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Deborah Morton-Dare

Every course leader brings a unique wealth of insights from within the boardroom and wider business community to the programmes they deliver; the IoD gives you exclusive access to their expertise.

IoD course leader


Business experience

Deborah Morton-Dare is Programme Lead for the IoD's Finance for Non-Finance Directors course, and also a course leader for the IoD’s flagship governance course, Role of the Director and Board. Alongside her role for the IoD, Deborah continues to be both a company director and a trustee, and advises start-up and early-stage businesses. Her current roles include: Advisory Board member for a global risk and compliance organisation and charity trustee.  

Professional credentials and training experience

Deborah’s broad career started with qualifying as a Chartered Accountant with a big four accountancy firm in London, working in corporate finance and gaining wide-ranging experience in a variety of corporates and financial institutions. The next stage in Deborah’s career was to gain experience as a company director, having set up and run several businesses and acted in a number of advisory roles. Deborah is also a professional development partner for the Investor Relations (IR) Society where she is involved in syllabus development, content and course tutor for the professional qualification in IR.

Deborah specialises in financial, governance and investor relations training for all levels of financial background, from beginners to advanced, and to audiences ranging from SMEs to FTSE 100 board level. Deborah’s training experience over many years encompasses a diverse range of organisations including corporate clients, financial institutions as well as public section bodies and charities, both in the UK and internationally. Examples include the Bank of England, Linkedin, Microgen, Morgan Stanley, IBM, a number of Stock Exhanges and Westminster Council.