Mary joined the board in 2014 and is a graduate of the Parenting Matters course.  Since joining the Board, she has been heavily involved in the recruitment of new staff for the existing and new services.  Mary has enjoyed a varied career in education, teaching in early years, primary, and secondary schools.  She found being a primary headteacher very rewarding, and prior to retirement had the great privilege of being Head of Service for North Ayrshire Council, with responsibility for Education for Children and Young People.  As well as spending time with her family, Mary enjoys travelling, gardening, hill-walking, cooking, and reading.