OWIT UK Executive Board

The Executive Board of Directors

The Executive Board sets the direction for the OWIT UK Chapter and manages the day to day activities. 

To contact the Board, please email admin@owituk.org

Noreen Burroughes Cesareo, President OWIT UK, International Trade, Strategic Marketing and Communications


Noreen is the Principal of Market Accents and a Trade, Strategic Marketing and Communications specialist with an international private enterprise and entrepreneurial portfolio career.

Janice B Gordon

Vice President

Janice B Gordon

Janice is an experienced international Speaker, Educator, Consultant, Author, Customer Growth and Sales Expert, and a Visiting Fellow at Cranfield School of Management.

Deborah Leary OBE, Vice President OWIT UK and CEO and Founder of Forensic Pathways

Vice President

Deborah is CEO and Founder of Forensic Pathways specialising in the development of innovative technologies for the criminal and threat intelligence arena.

Antonella Ragona, OWIT UK Vice President and Hon Secretary, Owner of Marketing Nest

Vice President and Hon Secretary

Antonella runs Marketing Nest and is a strategic marketer with over 20 years marketing and digital experience, helping brands put their best foot forward, online and offline.

Veronique Rapetti

Vice President

Véronique is an amazing trilingual, strategic and impact-focused Learning & Leadership professional who is currently Product and Learners Experience Manager at Insights.

Nicole Pitter Patterson

Vice President

Nicole is an experienced Senior Development Consultant with a demonstrated history of working in international trade and development, with a focus on MSMEs, women’s empowerment, creative industries and digital skills training for girls.

Gurshinder Sidhu, Vice President OWIT UK and Trade Finance  Specialist

Vice President

Gurshinder has spent 20 plus years working within the Banking Industry in London, Hong Kong and Dubai. 

Dominique Lazanski

Vice President

Dominique is a London-based digital policy and strategy consultant.

OWIT UK Advisory Board​

Helene Martin Ge4e - Founder Savvitas

Chair - Advisory Board

The OWIT UK Executive Board is assisted by an Advisory Board chaired by Savvitas President and Founder, Helene Martin Gee. A serial entrepreneur with businesses from technology to healthy snacks, Helene is Founder of award-winning businesswomen’s network Savvitas, with Patrons The Rt Hon Theresa May MP and Tessa Sanderson CBE.

Sue Lawton MBE

Advisory Board Member

Sue Lawton MBE is a global expert on women’s economic empowerment with a particular interest in corporate and government supply chains. Sue has an extensive international experience in moderating discussion on women’s entrepreneurship.