Mary is an experienced executive and non-executive director following 25 years in partnership as a real estate lawyer heading up teams at law firms including Eversheds and Andersen Legal.

Mary’s character lends itself well to making complex things simple, problem solving and decisive action. She is currently putting all to good use, not only at GBWR but also as a board director of both Futures Housing Group and The Complete Works Limited, the latter being an independent school incorporated as a charity and based in East London that enables young people in difficult circumstances to engage in education.

Previous roles have included non-executive director and vice-chair of Birmingham Women’s NHS Foundation Trust, chief executive of Birmingham Forward and consultant at Squire Patton Boggs LLP.

Mary grew up with a sister with spina bifida and has a daughter who is both visually impaired and has learning and behavioural difficulties. She is absolutely passionate about furthering the cause of those with a disability and ensuring there are equal opportunities for all whether in sport or everyday life.