CEO, Lawyers in Local Government
Lawyers in Local Government
Deborah is responsible for driving forward the strategic ambitions of LLG, working closely with the board to design the best possible service for the lawyers who make up our membership. She assists in setting the strategy whilst leading the team to deliver the organisations goals within an agreed budget to ensure tangible value for money for local authorities. Collaborating with others across the sector, Deborah strives for local and national influence on key policy items through improved visibility and an ambitious policy and campaign agenda.
Since her appointment as LLG’s first CEO in 2018, Deborah has steered the transformation of the organisation to one with strong levels of membership engagement with a vibrant online knowledge, training and conference programme. Deborah and the talented team ensured that LLG demonstrated its value during the pandemic, producing fast-paced guidance and lobbying for policy change to ensure members could thrive. In 2021, Deborah led the launch of the first national work experience week for law students in local authorities across the country, with a plan to repeat this annually, complemented by a national graduate recruitment scheme in 2022.