Debbie is the governance professional advising and supporting the Board of Corporation. As Chair of the AoC’s North West network of governance professionals, she is also a member of the AoC’s National Governance Professionals Group. Debbie’s 20+ years experience as a senior civil servant in skills funding, strategy and delivery includes her role with the Government’s Education Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) where she led the team working with colleges and key stakeholders to improve the quality and financial performance of colleges and private training providers in Lancashire, Liverpool City Region and Cumbria.
Debbie’s background in governance includes board level representation on a variety of public sector and partnership boards, including FE Colleges, and she is also a non-Executive Board member in the NHS. Her MBA was achieved through the Open University.