Chair, LISW21 Steering Group
Debbie has spent most of her career in communications role, including marketing, public relations and journalism. She has worked for trade unions, charities, government and private sector organisations.
In 2010 Debbie moved into the maritime sector, working for maritime professionals’ union Nautilus International. Initially working on the Union’s award-winning newspaper, the Telegraph, Debbie has moved into a more policy-focussed role, developing the Union’s strategic plans, political lobbying and campaigning areas.
Debbie is very proud to have become a champion for increasing diversity in the maritime sector and was recently appointed the co-Chair of Maritime UK’s new Diversity in Maritime programme. She is also the Trustee for NUJ Extra, which support journalists in need.