Deborah Gray

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Debbie is one of the three founding directors of Totum, together with Tim Skipper and Gary Jones.


They work in partnership to support firms at a senior strategic level to develop highly effective and integrated business services teams. They particularly focus on the recruitment of senior management professionals, including directors, CEOs, COOs and all other business leadership positions, and across all management functions.


In the years Debbie has worked in legal recruitment, she has seen business services teams develop to the point where the best management professionals are now top law firm decision makers. Debbie is proud to have played a part in this evolution. But the real pleasure comes from knowing she has built the right expertise to guide the very best candidates into the right roles to further drive sustainable growth in the legal sector.

Debbie has a genuine, down-to-earth approach to recruitment and is passionate about building long term, valued relationships that underpin the most successful long-term recruitment strategies.

Before Totum, Debbie joined the law firm management division of recruitment firm First Counsel in 2005, where she worked with Tim and Gary. From there, the three of them founded Totum in 2012. Prior to this, Debbie spent five years with law firm, Herbert Smith, in HR management and recruitment.