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Mary is responsible for the global finance and accounting policies that form the basis of the group's controls. Other finance-related areas that fall under her responsibility are pensions, taxation, treasury, legal services, procurement, internal audit and business systems.
Mary joined LR in March 2016. She was formerly Group Finance Director at FTSE 250 listed defence, security, transport and energy company Ultra Electronics. She is also a Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit Committee at Oxford Instruments plc.
With a broad range of experience in a variety of sectors, Mary has an excellent track record of delivery throughout a number of senior financial roles with major public limited companies. After graduating from Oxford University with an MA in Physics, Mary started her career at Coopers & Lybrand Management Consultancy Services, before working for Vauxhall Motors Ltd. From 1998 to 2008, she held a number of senior roles at British Airways plc, including Financial Controller (Commercial) and Manager, Corporate Planning and Reporting. Following this, she then moved to 3i Group plc, where she was Group Financial Controller. In 2011, Mary joined QinetiQ Group plc as Director, Group Finance. She joined Ultra Electronics as Group Finance Director and was appointed to the Board in July 2013.