Federal Group is a privately owned family company which operates significant tourism, hospitality, retail, casino and gaming assets in Tasmania, and a national sensitive freight company. It is the largest private sector employer in Tasmania.

Deborah has been a director of Federal Group since 1994, and together with the other board members, is actively involved and oversees the strategic and operational direction of this diverse group of businesses.

Deborah holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Macquarie University and a Diploma of Teaching.

Her personal interests include the arts, all sports, particularly her family’s involvement in the equestrian sport of eventing, and spending free time with her family.