Dame Mary has been Chair of Trustees, at the RCPCH since November 2016.
She is a cross sector leader who is also currently a non-executive director of HSBC Bank plc, a member of the Governing Body at London Business School, a Trustee of Teach First and Director on the board of the LSO (London Symphony Orchestra).
She is a member of the Asia Advisory Board for the University of Nottingham.
Following the earlier stages of her life journey as a teacher, including as a headteacher of two comprehensive schools, she was Chief Executive of the children’s charity NSPCC and Founding Director of the Clore Social Leadership Programme.
In October 2019, Mary was voted by readers of Charity Times, a magazine, as one of 25 most influential charity leaders.