Debbie Wood is Director of Resources for SOLACE, responsible for the management and governance of the business, events and membership strategies.
Debbie joined SOLACE in January 2012 from the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC), where she was Director of the Commissioners’ Office and English Regions. At the Commission she managed the office of the Chair, Trevor Phillips, and the governance of the EHRC Board of Commissioners.
Before joining the Commission, Debbie spent a period of time working with Matthew Taylor at the Royal Society of Arts, but the majority of her career has been spent at the Local Government Association, where she was Corporate Programme Director. Working to the LGA Chief Executive and Chair, she was responsible for the political and internal management of the organisation and for managing external relationships with member authorities, districts and regions.
Debbie is delighted to be back at the heart of local government and is looking forward to the new challenges at SOLACE; promoting the value and importance of SOLACE membership in providing a strong and effective voice for the local government profession.