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Deborah Sawyerr


As a Talent Planning and Resourcing consultant Deborah provides a bespoke recruitment experience for clients and candidates. Deborah’s experience in the arts comes from having spent over ten years in senior management positions in a variety of arts organisations. Deborah has working with a range of clients placing Trustees, Artistic and Executive Directors as well as members of Senior Management Teams.

Deborah is a Deputy Executive Director at the Mercury Theatre, Colchester. Previously she was the Executive Director at the Theatre Royal Stratford East, General Manager at the Bush Theatre and Executive Director at Talawa Theatre Company. Prior to Talawa, Deborah was the Production Manager at Nottingham Playhouse and Palace Theatre Watford.

Deborah also has a range of experience in leading organisational change, developing processes and procedures, and HR management and is an Associate member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). She has a diploma in Life Coaching and is a certified Prince2 practitioner.