After breaking down traditional boundaries to become South Africa’s first female metallurgical engineer, working in the mining industry, Debra immigrated to New Zealand where she grew her own business from start-up, to become one of the country’s leading market research consultancies. She maintains her interest in the marketing sector in her role as Chairman of the Board of the New Zealand Marketing Association.
She is actively involved in the angel investment community as a member of ICE Angels, and sits on the Executive Committee of the NZ Angel Association. She has a portfolio of investee companies, has sat on the Boards of a number of these. She is a Life Member of NZ Marketing Association, and a Fellow of the UK Chartered Institute of Marketing.