Debbie Williams


Debbie is a principal at Right Lane with 18 years consulting experience across a range of industries including government, community services, education, health care and financial services. Since joining the firm 18 months ago – she was previously a member of the Right Lane Professional Network for several years – she has contributed to 63 consulting projects.

Debbie is respected by her colleagues and clients for her ability to quickly synthesise complex information, assess the potential of opportunities and ask probing questions.

She is an expert in governance, strategy development and implementation, and performance improvement. She has contributed significantly to Right Lane’s knowledge and methods in the areas of assessing board capabilities and effectiveness, growth strategy and merger option evaluation.

In the last year she has led the Municipal Association of Victoria’s Digital Transformation Taskforce, written the strategic plan for a state government agency, facilitated a digital shared services workshop for Yarra Ranges Council and led the structuring and writing of the five year strategy for one of world’s largest defined contribution pension plans.

In addition to her consulting work, Debbie is an experienced non-executive director. She is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company and since 2009 has been a non-executive director of Monash Health (formerly Southern Health), the largest health service in Victoria with a budget of over $1 billion.

Before Right Lane, Debbie was an engagement manager at Booz & Co. She has a MBA (with distinction) from one of the world’s leading programs at INSEAD, a masters of operations research from Auckland University and a bachelor of commerce from Canterbury University.