Debbie McDonnell

Senior Consultant

Debbie has worked in copyright for 18 years and is an experienced copyright trainer. Debbie currently works as Intellectual Property Manager at the British Council, the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities, where she provides training, advice, tools and develops IP policies for the organisation.

Debbie was previously Intellectual Property Manager at the Imperial War Museums and Documentation Manager at the Art Fund. She has been the Secretary to the Museums Copyright Group and is an active member of the Museums IP network, the London Copyright Community of Practice for Universities and the Government Department Copyright Practitioners Group. Her earlier career was in investment banking using contracting, language and database skills as Legal Negotiator at Barclays de Zoete Webb and Assistant Manager, Derivatives at WestLB, London.

Debbie holds a PgDip in UK, US and EU Copyright Law from King’s College London, an MA in Art Gallery and Museum Studies from Manchester University and a BA Joint Hons in French and German from Hull University.