Debbie joined the staff team in August 2016 as General Manager, she has been travelling to Lourdes for over 25 years and travelling as a helper with Across since 1996. In 2000 she formed the Chingford Across group, which she has led ever since. Debbie worked for 26 years with Marks and Spencer and has extensive expertise in human resource management, including learning and development, admin, policy as well as project management. Debbie’s management style is one of meticulous planning and organisation, undoubtedly an asset in Across where planning and structure is of the essence. After leaving Marks and Spencer, Debbie worked in education for a year supporting the development of Academies. She lives in Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire, with her husband and daughter.