Deborah McLaughlin

Associate Consultant

About me:

I have spent over 30 years working in the housing and regeneration sector driven by a passion to improve peoples’ lives, securing investment into communities and improving the built environment.

For almost 20 years, I worked at Manchester City Council working in housing department, latterly as Director of Housing. Joined Homes England (HCA) as inaugural Executive Director for North West England in 2008 firmly establishing the Agency in the region, building new teams and targeting investment to deliver new homes and regeneration.

In 2016 I ventured into the private sector and joined GL Hearn/Capita Real Estate business initially as head of Manchester office and then promoted to UK Managing Director where I stayed until 2019

I Joined 4OC in 2019. They are a solution focussed organisation with very talented, highly experienced people with a strong positive ethos to deliver great outcomes alongside their clients.


Inspiring and motiving teams, Strategic thinking, Energetic and positive


Inefficiencies, Football commentary on the radio, Unnecessary waffle. e.g. ‘in order to’

What do you do when you’re not working

Love walking, travelling to new places and making bread and cooking. Spending time with  Manchester Camerata cited as ‘Britain most adventurous orchestra’