English scuba diving rehabilitation charity Deptherapy recently announced the appointment of its new President, Debra Lilley, beginning April 1st.

Lilley has over 30 years experience in the IT industry and is an associate director at Accenture, an Oracle ACE director, chartered director and Fellow of the Institute of Directors. She has held several Non-Executive Director roles within the UK Oracle User Group including that of Chairman and President.

A long-time supporter of Deptherapy’s work, Lilley has fundraised for the charity itself, as well as sponsored individual Program Members.

Deptherapy’s new president, Debra Lilley

A keen diver, Lilley has achieved her Master Scuba Diver certification. She has a particular interest in UK citizen science initiatives with Seasearch and enjoys liveaboard diving. Having taken up the sport to celebrate her 50th birthday, she now fits in diving as often as possible around her work commitments.

According to Lilley:

“I am honored to accept the position of President for Deptherapy and Deptherapy Education. With a military family, I am also the proud mother of a serving Officer in the British Army. I came across Deptherapy a few years ago at a Dive Show and when listening to their story I was hooked. Although I’m relatively new to diving, the peace and tranquillity of being below the surface is priceless to me. I am hugely looking forward to being able to help facilitate that for our veterans who suffer physical and mental challenges.”

Learn more about Deptherapy’s efforts at deptherapy.co.uk.