Debbie is the Australian-based Executive Director, Business & Strategy Australia for the American Australian Association. In this role, Debbie is responsible for formulating Australian strategy, developing business networks, fundraising and delivering a national program of events, including an Australian based alumni program and network for current and past scholars of the Association.

Prior to assuming her current role, Debbie was based in New York, where she served as the Association’s Chief Operating Officer, with responsibility for the Association’s US fundraising, development and education scholarship programs, as well as operations management.

Earlier in her career, Debbie lived and worked in Australia and the Russian Federation, holding a variety of positions in government and the offices of senior Australian Cabinet Ministers, including the Federal Treasurer and the Minister for Foreign Affairs.  She also worked as a consultant with Austrade in Moscow.