Debbie is a Fellow CIPD – starting her career in Human Resources with Marks & Spencer from University, she has experience in retail, manufacturing, and consultancy where she specialised in Organisational Development & Business Performance. She has worked in the UK, Europe and North America in a variety of HR roles before joining the Civil Service in 2009.
Debbie joined DWP before moving to Group HR Director roles in Defra and then the Ministry of Justice. In 2014, she took up the role as Director General, HR as Group HR Director. She then moved to the Group HRD role in the Ministry of Justice before becoming Director General HR of DWP. Additionally, she jointly covered the Chief People Officer role for Civil Service DWP in 2015. Debbie is a trustee of the Whitehall & Industry Group, a non-executive of BPDTS, and a steering group member of Movement to Work.