Debbie has served for 2 years as a member of the APM Professional Standards and Knowledge committee.
Debbie started her career in telecommunications research having gained a BSc in Physics from the University of Durham. She joined BT to work with optical fibre systems and has subsequently had a long career working in almost all units within BT and in a range of roles from technical to sales.
In the last 15 years she has focused on project management. During her career she has also obtained a Masters in Telecommunications and Information Systems from Essex University and a Masters in Major Programme Management from Oxford.
She is currently Director of Strategic Architecture Programmes managing a portfolio of large scale complex programmes that underpin BT’s network and IT architectural ambitions. As an active PPM (Programme and Project Management) Practitioner her personal interests include how the professional discipline can be made more accessible to people earlier in their careers, how learning processes can better support effective practice and how practitioners can personally develop as leaders of complex change.