Debbie Lye

Chief Executive of Spirit of 2012

Chief Executive of Spirit of 2012 - a funding charity, established with a £47m endowment from the Big Lottery Fund. They fund partners across the UK that provide opportunities in sports, physical activity, arts and culture, volunteering and social action.

Debbie was previously International Development Director at UK Sport where her belief in sport as a driver of social change, inspired her to join with the British Olympic and Paralympic Associations, LOCOG, UNICEF and the British Council to design and lead delivery of International Inspiration, the ground-breaking international sport and social legacy programme of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, across 20 countries.