Deborah is the Managing Director for the Capita Real Estate Projects business unit and chairs the Capita Housing Board. Deborah is responsible for over 500 people with capabilities spanning project management, architecture, design and engineering. Before joining Capita in November 2016 Deborah was executive director for the North West at the Homes and Communities Agency (now Homes England), with responsibility for supporting local authorities and private sector partners in the North West to deliver housing growth and regeneration priorities.
Many successful housing projects have benefited from Deborah’s experience; in particular she was instrumental in the delivery of the affordable housing programmes, the rebirth of Ancoats in Manchester, the re-development of Kings Dock in Liverpool, working with partners to deliver the Preston and Lancashire City Deal and the rapid expansion of the Omega site near Warrington.
During her time at HCA Deborah also completed a successful 12-month secondment as chief executive of Manchester Place, establishing a new collaborative way of working to increase housing supply in Manchester and attracting international investment. Deborah was Director of Housing at Manchester City Council before joining HCA.
Capita Real Estate and Infrastructure has a strong reputation in the housing sector and Deborah's experience and expertise will help create stronger collaborations and partnerships required to achieve and create places where people prosper.