Appointed to the Board in April 2014 Fiona is the daughter and the wife of Police Officers, both serving in Bedfordshire. She qualified as a Solicitor and Notary Public, specialising in commercial property and residential conveyancing. She has now ceased practising and provides business management consultancy services to legal firms and other businesses. Fiona was a Non-Executive Director with British Friendly Society Ltd for over 12 years, having previously been their legal advisor for over 10 years. She served the last three years as Chairman when she led the business through a period of transformational change, recruiting a new Chief Executive and Finance Director, restructuring the Board, installing a new computer system and launching new products. Fiona was Vice Chairman of bpha (Bedfordshire Pilgrims Housing Association) for over 5 years and stepped down as acting Chair at the end of January 2015. Fiona lectures and advises on corporate governance and the responsibilities and liabilities of Non-Executive Directors for Friendly Societies and other mutual organisations.