Meet our Advisers

Meet our Advisers

In establishing Directions IAG Ltd in 2011, our aim was to ensure a consistent and high quality service to young people, schools and parents/carers in Essex.

Directions works with schools and colleges across Essex, both in an advisory capacity to school staff and Governors/Trustees, and with young people, as they plan for the future.

Our Directors


Deborah Anderson

Diploma in Careers Guidance (Dip CG)

Deborah is responsible for planning, new business and delivery of contracts. She provides leadership and support to advisers delivering services.
Deborah enjoys working in a consultancy role in schools and supporting young people with their ideas. Having worked in education and careers for over twenty-five years, she is more certain than ever of the importance of independent guidance for young people as they plan their futures.


Louise Brazier

Diploma in Careers Guidance (Dip CG)

Louise is responsible for planning, delivery, training and finance. She provides leadership and support to advisers delivering services.

From the very beginning of Directions IAG Ltd, Louise has been committed to delivering a high quality and bespoke careers guidance service to the educational establishments of Essex. For Louise, quality and meeting the specific needs of the students are vital factors in our delivery.


Wendy Wood

Diploma in Careers Guidance & Development (Dip CGD)

Wendy is responsible for strategy and quality assurance. She provides leadership and support to advisers delivering services.

Wendy thrives on co-managing an independent and impartial careers organisation. Having regular contact with young people and various education settings as well as being involved in a more strategic role for Directions, gives her a clear understanding of the needs and issues surrounding careers guidance and education.

Meet our Associate Careers Advisers


Lynne Pembroke

Diploma in Careers Guidance & Development (Dip CGD)

“Having worked in the education sector for over 20 years, I became an independent Careers Guidance Adviser at Directions IAG in 2012. I very much enjoy working with extremely professional, highly qualified likeminded people, who value as I do the benefits of giving quality careers advice in schools and academies within the Essex area.“


Jane Cure

Diploma in Careers Guidance (Dip CG)

“I have been providing career advice and guidance to young people for over 25 years. Joining the team at Directions IAG in 2011 as an independent careers guidance adviser has enabled me to continue working with local schools and academies to help students explore their career aspirations and make informed decisions about their future.“


Laura Eaves

Qualification in Careers Guidance (QCG)

”I have been working as an independent careers adviser for many years. I enjoy the role of providing all important impartial advice and guidance, supporting young people to make the best choices for them. With so many decisions and pressures for young people, it is especially rewarding to help a student plan the first step towards their chosen career path.”


Tom Forrester

Diploma in Careers Guidance (Dip CG)

“After many years working in the City I spent three years working for an organisation in Essex which linked education and industry together. I then qualified as a Careers Guidance Adviser. I believe my experience of the world of work has helped me to guide and advise young people through their choices both about further and higher education as well as help them make career and job decisions.”


Emma Doman

Diploma in Careers Guidance & Development (Dip CGD)

“I fell into the world of Careers Guidance in 2003, purely by chance, but have never looked back! It’s a rare moment to find a job you genuinely love. I really enjoy working with young people and helping them to make decisions about their futures, and the sense of reward is second to none! I started working with Directions in September 2015 and I relish being part of an accomplished and skillful group of professionals.”