Debbie has more than 30 years’ senior management experience in strategic communications, marketing and stakeholder engagement across central and local government as well as more recent experience as a director on non-profit and community organisations. Debbie holds an MBA from Victoria University of Wellington and qualifications in project, programme and portfolio management, digital marketing, change management, stakeholder engagement and public consultation. She is also a member of the New Zealand Institute of Management.
Debbie currently works as a trainer, consultant and contractor while running a small business. Debbie is Deputy Chair of Volunteer Wellington, a member of the Orpheus Choir Board of Management, President-elect of the Zonta Club of Wellington and a Member with Delegated Authority with Transparency International New Zealand.
Debbie is of Kāi Tahu/Kāti Mamoe descent.