Deborah Hastie

Deborah has enjoyed a career in marketing & communications for more than 25 years having being a former journalist and PR consultant for a variety of clients and sectors including retail, property and FMCG. Over the years she has specialised in crisis communications and community relations on behalf of construction and utilities clients and her experience working as a media relations officer for West Yorkshire Police has also stood her in good stead when dealing with crisis incidents.

The mum-of-three has also been involved in education governance for some years, taking the role of a parent governor for 11 years with special responsibilities for SEND and Pupil Premium provision. Deborah is currently working towards a Level 1 qualification as a field official with England Athletics to help officiate at local and regional athletics meetings.