About Deborah


  • Bachelor of Arts (Business Management & Psychology)
  • Master of Arts (Journalism)
  • Graduate, Australian Institute of Company Directors

Deborah is a senior executive and company director with more than 30 years’ experience in communications, marketing, crisis management and stakeholder engagement. As Executive General Manager – Customer and People, she leads IRT’s Communications & Marketing, Customer Relations & Sales, People & Culture and IRT Academy teams.

Prior to joining IRT in 2015, Deborah was a public relations and marketing consultant providing strategic advice to high profile Illawarra businesses across a broad range of sectors. She has also held senior leadership roles in the manufacturing and mining industries.

Deborah is a former Director of Illawarra Business Chamber and has been a Director of Illawarra Credit Union since 2014.

Our Executive Team

Patrick Reid

Chief Executive Officer
IRT Group

Ross Gallagher

Executive General Manager
Home Care and Retirement Living

Nia Briguglio

Executive General Manager
Aged Care Centres

James Pearson

Executive General Manager

Samuel McFarlane

Executive General Manager

Deborah De Santis

Executive General Manager
Customer and People

John Vohradsky

Executive General Manager
Infrastructure & Technology

Louise Leaver

Executive General Manager
Quality and Governance