Victoria Byrne


I co-founded byrne·dean in 2003 to create kinder, fairer, more productive workplaces. My principal focus has always been on the operation of the company and on making sure we live our values. I am deeply proud of our mission.

My experience as a lawyer was ideal preparation for the creation of byrne·dean: having qualified as a litigator, I moved in-house to the insurance, manufacturing and FinTech industries. My role evolved and I became a trusted adviser to the board, on corporate restructurings, M&A, IP and litigation including injunctions.

Since 2018 I’ve taken a step back from the day-to-day operational side of things at byrne·dean and have focused on non-executive board functions. I’m also developing other professional interests and in July 2021 completed the Oxford Leading Sustainable Corporations Programme at the Saïd Business School, University of Oxford. I am leading byrne·dean’s application for B Corp status.

I am a Governor of Brighton College, awarded the title of ‘School of the Decade’ by The Sunday Times in 2020. It is a role I savour as a dyslexic who came through the education system undiagnosed and developed the resilience to overcome the early blocks that were put in my way. I am passionate about the power of education and have also served on the governing bodies of George Orwell School (now Islington Arts and Media School) and my local Primary School.

Since the Covid-19 crisis affected the food security of so many, I have been working with Burgess Hill Foodbank since March 2020.

I am a Trustee of the Brighton and Hove Albion Foundation, the official charity of Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club, helping people get active, learn new skills and live well. I am very proud of the positive impact the Foundation has on the lives of thousands of children and adults every week and its high standards of safeguarding and governance.

Co-Founder, byrne·dean

In-house Counsel, CME Group (London and New York)

In-house Solicitor, David. S. Smith

In-house Solicitor, AON

Trainee, then Solicitor, Richards Butler

Birmingham City University

York Law School

Oxford Leading Sustainable Corporations Programme, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford

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