Deborah Stonley

Deborah Stonley

Director of People & Development

Deborah in 60 seconds

Deborah is our Director of People & Development. She is a leading figure in the firm and is renowned for the unique people-focused culture and market-leading engagement she has helped to build.

Deborah is a recognised leader in human resources and organisational development in the Sydney legal market. She works closely with the managing partner, the Board and the firm's partners, as the leader of HDY's people and development strategy.

Deborah leads a team of experts in human resources, organisational development and learning who work closely with the practice groups and administration support teams to achieve the maximum outcome for each individual and the firm.

She has a strong interest in career development, career coaching and is a skilled and sought after facilitator in this area.

Deborah joined HDY in 1998. Prior to this she was the Human Resources Manager at a national law firm.

International experience

Leading and conducting international recruitment campaigns for HDY in the UK.


  • Bachelor of Business (Human Resources Management

    Masters of Human Resources Management and Coaching

Industry associations

  • Australian Human Resources Institute
  • International Coaching Federation