Mary spent most of her career in technology-based management consulting and has wide-ranging experience of delivery, assurance, governance and commercial leadership, established with both Government and Private Sector organisations. She has worked for both Accenture and Capgemini, where she was Vice President with responsibility for delivery of all technology programmes within the Public Sector, working with clients across a range of Government departments. She developed her experience and interest in Innovation through her role as Non-Executive Director of the Intellectual Property Office, acting as a member of the Steering Board and Audit Committee for 9 years. She was also a Non-Executive Director of the Wales Audit Office, recruited as one of a team to establish a new governance structure and with a role on the Resources Committee. She has subsequently acted as a Board-level freelance consultant, providing input and advice on governance and delivery, and most recently has established and led the commercial management function within Royal London Platform Services. She is also a Trustee on the Board of Hft, a national charity.