I joined Bank of Scotland at 16 and qualified as a Chartered Banker as well as a Chartered Accountant and have an MBA from Bangor University Business School. Most of my career has been in Corporate Banking, funding management buyouts and restructuring work. I left banking and joined the Crosswind Developments team in 2018 to lead the masterplan process for a large development site in Edinburgh. I also undertake three non-executive roles. I am farmer's daughter, brought up on a dairy farm and remain a country girl at heart spending as much of my free time as possible riding my pony called Spirit.