Debbie Forster

Debbie Forster

UK Managing Director at CDI Apps for Good

United Kingdom

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UK Managing Director of Apps for Good, an award-winning education technology movement which teaches young people to create apps that change their world. Apps for Growth is experiencing exponential growth, growing from 2 centres in London in 2010 to over 200 across the UK, with pilots start in the US.

Debbie is an experienced builder of individuals, teams and organisations. She is a highly effective Managing Director, COO and Executive, proven capable of developing and realising Strategic Visions. She has demonstrable experience working in the Third Sector, with Government, with Corporate Sponsorship and in Education, and takes pride in the very real and positive impact her organisations have made in the lives of young people. With Apps For Good, having grown the charity from 47 students in 2010, to 20,000 students in 2013 and being named a Google Impact award winner, she has taken a start-up and helped turn it into a thriving organisation.

Skilled networker and an adept communicator with groups of all ages and sizes and is confident and enthusiastic in the use of technology and social media. Debbie is an experienced leader with extensive expertise in education policy and practice, with a strong understanding of working across sectors.

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