Having been interested in wildlife and enjoying walking locally for many years, Mary joined Sheffield & Rotherham Wildlife Trust in 2020 and has since been impressed by the knowledge and dedication of the staff and volunteers she has met.
A volunteer ranger at Blacka Moor; Mary also occasionally participates in the Land management team to help with other varied tasks. She states she is loving learning more about nature and conservation and want to help protect the environment.
When Mary saw that SRWT were looking for new trustees, including with safeguarding professional experience, she thought this is a good opportunity to use her professional experience and knowledge to help the Trust.
Mary qualified as a social worker in 1989 and retired in September 2020 having worked in various management roles including for disabled children and most recently head of service for children in care provision. As well as safeguarding, Mary brings skills in decision making, budget management, working in partnership with others, matters related to Human resources and promoting an inclusive, positive and respectful learning culture across services. Mary is also the Welfare Officer for her local tennis club.