Press & Media Relations Manager
Leeds City Council
Donna is experienced in both sides of the dark art: journalism and PR. She has had insight into many major news stories from a variety of perspectives, including being the only Liverpool-born journalist working on the Sheffield Star at the time of the Hillsborough Disaster. She now manages the press office of the second-biggest council in the country, dabbling in civil service and university PR along the way. A typical day for her and the team could include explaining the impact of massive cuts to council budgets, replying to enquiries about devolution deals, preparing to host the general election count in Leeds and working on publicity around the city’s potential bid to be European City of Culture 2023.
DEBATING MATTERS HISTORY
Thursday 27 June:
Oxfordshire Championship at Oxford Union, in partnership with Magdalen College School and Oxford Festival of Arts
Friday 5 July:
North East Championship at Durham Sixth Form Centre
Find a list of all our previous championship events here.
SUPPORT DEBATING MATTERS
Bernie Whelan, our DM coordinator, is raising money for Debating Matters.
To stage one of our Championships for six to 12 teams costs £6,000. Find out more on Bernie’s
Wonderful fundraising page.