Mary is External Liaison lead for Andy Briggs, CEO UK Insurance at Aviva and the Government’s Business Champion for Older Workers. Mary is responsible for Andy’s public priorities, including the work to meet his goal to have 1 million more people over 50 in good employment by 2022. As a part of the work on age inclusion Mary worked as Specialist Adviser to the UK Government’s Women and Equalities Select Committee to assist with their inquiry into age at work.
Within Aviva Mary is a member of the Global Inclusion Council and leads the work in Aviva UK to increase diversity and promote inclusion. She also set up and is co-chair of the Carers Group. Mary leads Aviva’s initiative on supporting working carers as one in nine people in work in the UK is a carer. At Aviva, that ratio equates to around 1,800 employees. Mary has more than 20 years’ experience in Education, Retail and Financial Services sectors.