Ms Harrington was appointed as an independent non-executive director in August 2020.
Lisa is a tech executive and diversity advocate. She has spent 25 years growing and transforming business across the Professional Services, Education, Technology, Utilities & Telecommunications sectors.
She started her career at Accenture in Ireland and UK. Later, she joined British Telecom (BT) where she spent 10 years in a range of leadership positions including division CIO, and group Chief Customer Officer. Lisa subsequently moved into private equity and was Managing Director of QA Ltd, the biggest tech and cyber learning and skills provider in the UK.
Lisa is a well-known advocate for diversity in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) and founded the BT TechWomen programme to reframe the diversity dynamic in BT. She is an industry advocate for mental health in the workplace and is a mentor for the UK Cabinet Office REACH programme.
Currently, Lisa provides independent, business advisory services. She specialises in transformation and is particularly interested in high growth, digital businesses.
Lisa has held a number of non-executive posts including terms on the boards of Southern Water and West London NHS Mental Health Trust. She is currently a non-executive director of Post Office Limited and is a member of their Remuneration and Nominations Committees. Between January 2021 and July 2021 Lisa is providing interim support as acting Managing Director of Infrastructure at Hyperoptic Limited.