CHSG Staff Members

Debbie Clarkson CHSG Managing Director


Chief Executive Officer

Debbie has worked in the construction, engineering, manufacturing, and quarrying sectors for nearly 40 years.

Working in the UK, Europe, Australasia, Africa, and Hong Kong. She initially worked for Redland Bricks and Redland International specialising in HSEQ including fire. The business was then merged with LaFarge where she then moved to the European R&D, which included International Ceramic Engineering, project management, and specialised training.

From 2009 to 209 Debbie was with Arup, where she was an Associate Director in the Corporate Legal Team specialising in Health, Safety, and Wellbeing for the UKMEA region, with additional global project responsibilities and specialist activities.

She was involved in a range of construction projects, for example, the 2012 Olympic Pool, Dubai Pool, Crossrail, Forth Road Crossing, Thames Tideway, Dublin T2, and others overseas.

During this time she worked on several committees including the Same Carol Black Responsibility Group, Deputy Chair of the ICE Health and Safety Committee, plus a member of the Consultants Health & Safety Forum, and Co-Chair of CHSG.

Since 2020 she has been driving development at CHSG for the Fire Safety Academy, and the development of fire courses for the construction industry with the Board, trainers, and office team.


Sera - CHSG Staff


Training and Centre Executive

With over 20 years’ experience of working at the Centre, Sera has an excellent understanding of the needs of the customers. Sera manages the small team of staff at the Centre and ensures that all those visiting receive a warm welcome and enjoy a comfortable training environment.

Sera’s strengths include attracting new customers, in addition to ensuring that existing members are provided with high quality training by reputable trainers.



Digital Development and Content Marketing Manager

Claire joins the team with nearly 20 years of experience in the building services industry and 8 in the digital communications arena.

With a background in customer service, Claire makes sure new and existing customers are kept up to date with the latest CHSG updates on the website and social media. 


Mary Jo


Prior to joining CHSG, Mary-Jo gained experience in various sectors including education and health, most recently working for the NHS Training Centre as an administrator supporting their Training Events.

She comes to CHSG utilising her extensive experience providing support to the trainers and delegates, issuing the course materials and booking delegates on to our wide range of Construction & Fire courses.