Deborah Groves

Associate Consultant
Associate Team


Deborah Groves is an Associate Director at Oakwood International, and is based in UK.

Having worked extensively with both public and private sector organisations, Deborah is a highly experienced International trainer, with a strong delivery record across the Middle East, North Africa, Afghanistan, Turkey, Canada and the Caribbean. An energetic and highly motivated professional, Deborah has a wide range of experience and a substantial record of HR and learning and development experience in both corporate and more challenging and unstable working environments.  

A Fellow of the Institute of Leadership and Management and ILM certified Coach, Deborah holds a diploma in Security Risk management and is an Associate Member of the CIPD.

In addition to her Associate Consultant role at Oakwood International, Deborah works as a specialist trainer in hostile environment awareness and crisis management – working with international clients to enable safe systems of operating for their staff and businesses in more fragile locations worldwide. 

Personal and fun:

Deborah resides in the UK and is currently working as part of the National COVID 19 volunteer team – facilitating the safe delivery and operation of temporary vaccination centres in the south of England. + something else?

Industry experience:

Deborah has extensive operational management experience and works closely with a wide range of industries from Government, security, medical, aviation and oil and gas. She also works as a civilian within the security industry predominantly in advanced soft skills, conflict management, de-escalation and crisis management.

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