Debbie’s international rowing career began with a bronze in the double scull with Frances Houghton at the World Junior Rowing Championships in 1998.Debbie has achieved Gold at three World Championships for the Women’s quad: in Eton 2006, Munich 2007 and Karapiro 2010. Debbie won silver in the quadruple sculls at both the Athens and Beijing Olympics.
As well as dedicating her life to sport, Debbie is committed to improving the lives of others. A fully trained prison officer and co-founder of a Community Project working with expelled pupils, Debbie has a wealth of experience in working with young people.
Debbie is patron of Headway Thames Valley, supports Sue Ryder Care and is Captain of the prestigious Leander Club becoming the first Female Captain in the history of the club.