Debbie is a Selwyn graduate and Life Fellow of Girton. She read Natural Sciences and Engineering, then trained as a Chartered Accountant. Debbie worked in venture capital before being appointed Bursar of Girton College in 1994. Among many committee responsibilities, she served on the University Council and as Chair of the Sports Syndicate and the Bursars’ Committee. Debbie is recently retired.

Debbie has rowed for Selwyn, Girton, Grenzacher Ruderclub Deutschland and City of Cambridge Rowing Club, has run several marathons and practices yoga regularly.