Debbie Patrick is based in Jersey as First Names Group’s Head of HR Project Office.
It has become increasingly important for professionals to handle multiple responsibilities simultaneously, and Debbie utilises her excellent working knowledge of employment law, organisational design, prioritisation and leadership skills to get things done across all of the Group’s jurisdictions. She assesses and processes information quickly and effectively applies her wide range of HR specialist skills, knowledge and experience.
Small opportunities are often the beginning of something great.
Debbie has lived and breathed HR for more than 20 years. In her experience there are four essential ingredients to success: choose a career you love; give it your best; seize every opportunity; and be a team player. With over 35 years of hard work and application in the finance industry Debbie is an experienced and commercial HR professional and has operated at both strategic and operational levels.
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Everybody in the Group has great opportunities – without exception. Debbie’s heartfelt commitment to people is visible in her steadfast intent on them feeling that they are having a meaningful impact and contributing to the good of the organisation. She strives to inspire and promote personal development, innovation and excellent communication.
The youngest of four children, Debbie has inherited the condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to her own. Her family and friends are truly important. When not in the sea, she is flying high to spend quality weekends with them at her home in the New Forest or around the globe in New Zealand.