1985: She was appointed Group Auditor at the Greater London Council, going through various local government positions.
1989 - 1995: She was appointed as the controller of Financial Services at Greenwich London Borough Council.
1995: She was appointed to be the County Treasurer of West Sussex County Council, a position she held for ten years. She was also Deputy Chief Executive.
2005: She was appointed by the Home Office to be Director General of Finance & Corporate Services. While in this post she was appointed CB in the 2010 New Year Honours.
2012 - 2013: She served as the acting Permanent Secretary of the department.
2013: She was announced as the next Governor of the Cayman Islands.
2019: She left the post in the Cayman Islands.