Mary is Chairman of the Science Museum Group Board of Trustees. She has a background in chemistry, teaching at both Cambridge and Oxford. She was also the founder chairman of the UK’s National Energy Foundation, and Chairman of Cambridge University Hospitals Foundation Trust from 2002-2012. In 2012 she was appointed DBE for services to the NHS.
She is currently Chair of Imperial College Health Partners’ Expert Advisory Board, the External Advisory Board of the Centre for Personalised Medicine, Oxford.
A keen singer and supporter of choral music, she is also Chair of Cambridge Early Music.