Deborah has worked at a senior level in property development for the past 30 years, specialising in brownfield urban mixed use and mixed tenure schemes.  The majority of her career was spent with the Berkeley Group, particularly St George, where she progressed to become Land and Planning Director.  Deborah is currently Managing Director of Mayfield Market Towns Ltd, promoting a new market town in Sussex. She is a Non-Executive Director of the Methodist Housing Association, a member of the CITB think tank on construction industry training and skills, and a Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce.