Mary grew up in the Midlands and moved to London where she qualified as a Chartered Accountant. Having gained her qualification, Mary moved in to the commercial sector and worked in retail and telecoms marketing for various companies including Avon Cosmetics, Virgin Records and Optimal Monitoring developing her finance knowledge and business expertise. Mary moved into the charity sector in 2012 and gained her experience at Thames Valley and Chiltern Air Ambulance as Head of Finance and continues to support the charity as a volunteer.
She joined the The Clare Foundation in April 2014 and enjoys working with a local charity and helping this innovative organisation to provide a valuable service to the community. Having lived in the High Wycombe area for over 20 years, she enjoys walking in the Chilterns and taking part in other local activities with her family.