Debbie Smith

President & Managing Director

Debbie joined the Company in April 2002, initially as the Financial Accountant but quickly was tasked to set up and manage all aspects of the UK Group Finances which she later led as the UK Finance Director from 2004 under command from the US. In December 2006, Debbie became the Finance Director of the business shortly after Chris Rowe joined the business as Managing Director. Debbie went on to be the Sales and Marketing Director and today, Debbie is President & Managing Director focusing on the strategic path of the business including leading the change on the way we operate and manage the business.  Prior to IrvinGQ, Debbie was an executive with Deloitte (one of the big four firms) where she trained and became a qualified accountant gaining experience through the Audit and Assurance and Corporate Finance transactions services.  Debbie has a first class Honours degree in Mechanical Engineering, and is a Chartered Accountant with the ICAEW.  Debbie lives in Cowbridge, South Wales, with her husband and two daughters. Debbie is a keen golfer (albeit following the arrival of her daughters does not get as much time to play as previously). Debbie also holds a Private Pilot’s Licence and was previously a Qualified Gliding Instructor with the Air Cadets.