Qualifications: BA Economics, MSc in Educational Assessment
Fiona is passionate about good governance. She brings practical experience and theoretical understanding together and uses these to advise organisations setting up, reviewing or revising their own decision making arrangements.
Fiona was a career civil servant, latterly at director level posts in two regulators. She was also secretary to a newly created board of a regulator. In these posts she learnt first-hand the benefits good governance and non-executives bring to an organisation. Observing how many regulated bodies, operated at board level enabled her to see a variety of organisational structures and identify the importance of clear accountabilities, whatever the size of the organisation.
Now Fiona combines providing consultancy advice with a number of voluntary governance roles: as a non-executive director of a charity, a member of a regulatory committee for a regulated body, as a school governor and as a trustee of her local church. Each provides its own challenges, opportunities and learning.
When she is not working Fiona leads a group of Girl Guides, volunteers as a Youth Hostel manager and enjoys time with friends and family.