Fiona has been Headmistress of Guildford High School since 2002. She completed her PGCE at Exeter College, Oxford and her MA and NPQH at UCL.

Fiona has been a National Leader of Education since March 2013.

She is a Member of the Athena Schools' Trust and a member of the governing body of Hoe Bridge Prep School, St Ives Prep School and Epsom College. She was an Advisory Board Member of the Institute for Ethical Artificial Intelligence in Education (2019-2021).

In 2019 – 2020 she was Chair, HMC. Currently she is part of the Ofqual Advisory Group and the Pearson Advisory Group.

'I am delighted to be appointed as an Associate Director of the University of Cumbria.  Having visited the Lake District throughout my life and having lived in Grasmere since 2014, it combines my passions for education and Cumbria.'