Debbie is Eunomia’s Head of Operations, with her work focussing largely on ensuring that the business runs as efficiently as possible, and that staff are given the support they need in order to deliver projects to time and budget, ensuring that outputs meet required quality expectations.
As one of Eunomia’s most senior project managers, Debbie has extensive experience managing complex public and private sector projects. She brings a substantial amount of practical knowledge and understanding of resource efficiency and waste management to her policy-driven research.
Debbie’s recent projects have focused largely on the improvement and procurement of waste services, securing treatment options, and delivering efficiency savings for local authority clients. Debbie managed a project for North Somerset Council to procure a new waste, recycling and HWRC contract, guiding the project through all stages of the procurement, from development of the procurement strategy, producing procurement documents, through to the dialogue and evaluation stages. Her skill at managing large and technically complex projects ensured that all procurement milestones were met and successfully delivered, securing a robust new contract for the client.
Debbie was also instrumental in establishing the initial phases of the residual waste framework agreement in conjunction with Pembrokeshire County Council, for which Eunomia won a Welsh National Procurement Award in 2015. Debbie’s projects have included individual and multi-authority collection options appraisals, seeking efficiency savings both in front-line service delivery and across back-office processes, and determining commissioning strategies for local authority waste services. She has also managed and delivered larger scale waste partnership work for groups of authorities in Dorset, Buckinghamshire and Cambridgeshire, with a particular focus on developing the business case for these partnerships and understanding where savings will be realised. Debbie was also pioneering in her investigation of the potential costs and benefits associated with introducing a deposit refund scheme in the UK and further afield.
Debbie holds a Ph.D. in Geography and hold previous experience working for a local authority waste services team. Debbie is one of Eunomia’s longest-serving staff members, with over ten years experience at the company.