Debra joined RAD in October 2023. She had previously been managing a bread bag manufacturing site, but wanted to take her foot of the pedal a little and to reconnect with her finance expertise. She is a CIMA qualified accountant and brings a wealth of experience from diverse business environments. Although over qualified for the role of Finance Assistant, Debra was keen to work with a local charity and RAD is benefiting from her extensive skills and sharp mind!

Her journey to Derbyshire began when her former company acquired a business in the region, leading to her relocation to Belper. Having fallen in love with all the county has to offer Debra and her husband made the permanent move to Milford in 2006.

As well as working on the brain cogs, Debra enjoys getting out into the local countryside for long walks (with or without a pub!), growing veg and being with friends and family (all grown up with 6 grandchildren).