Chief Executive Officer
Debbie joined the Women’s Housing Company in April 2017 and is responsible for the strategic and operational leadership of the organisation to develop, deliver, and continuously improve services. She has overseen significant growth across the Company’s housing and homelessness programs, and is a strong advocate in the areas of homelessness, housing affordability and domestic and family violence. She is a Director of the Community Housing Industry Association (CHIA) NSW Board and the Board of PowerHousing Australia.
With over two decades of public policy and program experience from government and non-government organisations, she held senior roles in the former NSW Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ) and Mission Australia. Whilst at DCJ, she held roles responsible for Housing Pathways, Future Directions for Social Housing, and Community Regeneration.
Debbie is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and holds an Executive Master of Public Administration, a Master of Arts (Social Policy) and a Bachelor of Arts (English). She is also a Churchill Fellow, having completed a fellowship on international approaches to managing demand for social housing in the UK, USA, Singapore and Hong Kong.