Deidre earned her CA designation and began her professional career with Deloitte and Touche and Grant Thornton. She has since held numerous senior positions in the provincial government, including at the Office of the Auditor General, Department of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour and the Department of Education. She was Assistant Deputy Minister in the Department of Environment and Local Government and is currently the Assistant Comptroller for the Province of New Brunswick.
Deidre has served on several non profit boards at the local, provincial and national level. She lives in Fredericton with her husband Shaun, while both of her children attend Queens University.