Margaret is Vice Chair of national charity Sue Ryder, which provides neurological and palliative support in the community and from its four neurological centres and seven hospices, as well as bereavement support. She is also Chair of Sue Ryder’s People and Remuneration Committee.
She is also Vice Chair of the Fundraising Regulator, the independent regulator of charitable fundraising, which was established, in response to the cross party review into fundraising self-regulation, to strengthen the system of charity regulation and restore public trust in fundraising.
Margaret was a commercial/competition partner at city law firm, Travers Smith LLP, for 22 years, advising on a wide range of commercial contracts, including partnerships and joint ventures, and latterly focussing on competition law, providing compliance advice and training, as well as risk management. During her time there, she established and became head of the Commercial and Competition Departments, responsible for the management, strategic planning and development of the businesses. Alongside her legal practice, Margaret was very involved in mentoring, coaching and recruitment, working particularly with the trainee solicitors. She was the first, long term female partner at Travers Smith.
Margaret loves all forms of sport, particularly rugby. She is a longstanding Leicester Tigers supporter and season ticket holder. GBWR combines her passion for furthering the cause of those with a disability with her keen interest in rugby. Since being co-opted as a trustee in September 2015 (and following her election at the 2016 AGM), she has seen, at first hand, the significant contribution which GBWR makes to the sport and very much looks forward to playing her part in its continued development, at both grass roots and elite level.
Margaret is also a member of the Governance & Finance Committee.