As CEO of this major educational and arts charity and Director of its trading, property and investment companies between 1993 and 2007, Ivor led extensive partnerships and joint ventures.
Deborah served on the board of this arms-length body responsible for protecting rights of people detained under the Mental Health Act from 2009 - 2016. As Vice Chair, she led and implemented reviews of the Commissioners and the Second Opinion Appointed Doctors, bringing in a new system of inspection.
A regeneration partnership initiated by the then regional development agency One North East. Deborah brought together a small team of part time consultants drawn from a variety of backgrounds to lead a regeneration programme aimed at integrated social, cultural and economic change which brought around £10m into this small market town and its surrounds.
Deborah is a co-founder of this innovative micro social enterprise set up in 2019 with the aim of providing work experience and life skills for young people with professional tradespeople in community settings. She sees this as an example of the ECLIPSE approach.
Deborah has chaired this clinical network for the North East and Cumbria since 2009, bringing together doctors, nurses, and managers with specialist commissioners to build improved neonatal services for premature babies and their families across all NHS units in the region.
As Chair of this large integrated Trust providing tertiary, secondary, community and primary services from two acute and six community hospitals in the Tees Valley and parts of North Yorkshire, Deborah was recruited in 2008 to bring the Trust to Foundation Status, which was gained in 2009.
Deborah was recruited to set up and chair these two independent companies intended to turn round challenged children’s services on behalf of local authorities, reporting to the Secretary of State for Education.