Deborah is one of the co-founders of Tipping Point North South, a non-profit set up by former debt trade and tax justice campaigners to work across both the creative and NGO sectors through campaigns, events and film. Deborah leads on TPNS’s latest policy/ advocacy project Transform Defence for Sustainable Human Safety and, alongside her colleague Dr. Ho-Chih Lin, is co-author of a number of reports and briefings, including its two foundational reports, Indefensible and Value for Money. She was executive producer on two successful TPNS funded cinema documentaries films, We Are Many (Amir Amirani’s landmark film on the global anti-Iraq war movement) and Open Bethlehem (Leila Sansour’s charting of Israel’s separation wall through the eyes of Bethlehemites).
Prior to this, she worked at Christian Aid as Global Campaigner / Special Initiatives on three campaigns over six years – trade, tax and climate justice. Before that, her advocacy & campaigns experience embraced children’s human rights in Latin America; peace movement (BASIC); environmental links to breast cancer (No More Breast Cancer); environment/anti-whaling (WDCS/Greenpeace).
She has a degree in Russian Studies and Politics (Bristol University). After graduating and prior to her advocacy/campaigns work, she spent a number of years in arts programming and film production.