Hilary was a teacher, lecturer and OFSTED inspector, before moving into Higher education administration establishing international degree programmes and aid projects, and organising the marketing for the recruitment and exchanges of students.
Initially Hilary joined South Lakeland DFAS, and undertook a variety of committee roles. She then became the inaugural chairman of Fylde DFAS in Lytham St Annes, and concurrently spent two years as Deputy Area Chairman NW. She is still involved with local Young Arts, Church Recording and Heritage activities.
Other volunteering work has included being a school governor and a FE/HE College governor, and she is currently a trustee of Blackpool’s historic Grand Theatre, as well as a Queen’s Award for Volunteering Assessor for Lancashire. Hilary has degrees in Philosophy and Education, and is passionate about promoting a love of arts and cultures.
She has a remarkably patient and supportive husband, and a wonderful family!