With a BA (Hons) in Economics and French (University of Kent), a Licence in Economics (University of Grenoble), and a French-speaker, Mary also qualified with CIMA.
Her commercial finance career spanned 12 years between London and New York, with British Airways plc, Arcadia Group plc, Park Avenue Healthcare Management, New York and Spectris plc over a period of 12 years. Mary retrained as a teacher, responsible for leading mathematics at a successful, expanding primary school. Following promotion to senior leadership, Mary led on whole-school assessment. She joined Holdsway in 2016.
Currently undertaking studies in therapeutic counselling, Mary works as a volunteer counsellor for a local further education college and two charities. Other pro-bono roles include Club Welfare Officer at Mayford Athletic Football Club and independent auditor of charity accounts. In her spare time, she runs, cycles, plays the piano and enjoys spinning and pilates.