Chancellor 2006 - 2015
Installed as Chancellor of the University of Winchester in October 2006, Dame Mary retired in July 2015. Dane Mary previously held a position as Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of Hampshire for over 20 years, before retiring in September 2014.
Dame Mary is Chairman of Winchester Cathedral Trust, Chairman of the Countess of Brecknock Hospice in Andover and patron of a number of organisations in Hampshire. Dame Mary is the High Steward of Winchester, an Honorary Rear Admiral in the Royal Naval Reserve and the Honorary Colonel of the 457 Battery RA. Dame Mary was made a Dame Commander of the Royal Victorian Order by The Queen in 2009.