Mary Macleod was elected as the Member of Parliament for Brentford & Isleworth in west London on 7th May 2010. She served on the Home Affairs Select Committee from May 2010 and stepped down in September 2010 due to her appointment as Parliamentary Private Secretary to Rt Hon Nick Herbert, Minister for Policing and Criminal Justice. Mary supports the Treasury and Education ministerial teams and has led a long campaign to increase the numbers of women in Parliament, most recently setting up the All Party Parliamentary Group Women in Parliament. She has also joined the Parliamentary Armed Forces as a Squadron Leader in the RAF.
Mary was previously a senior executive at Andersen Consulting/Accenture and has twenty years experience in business consulting, working with large multinationals to help transform their business and develop their leaders. Her most recent roles were with ABN AMRO as Chief of Staff/COO for Group Operations and Group Communications Head of Transition at RBS. Mary has also served as Policy Advisor to The Queen and the Royal Household at Buckingham Palace advising on PR, communications and strategic change within the monarchy.
Mary is a trustee of the Holland Park School Trust and is also on the Advisory Board of Learning for Life. She was previously an Ambassador for Actionaid and has a keen interest in Africa, poverty and international development.
Mary was born in London and lives in her constituency, in Chiswick. She enjoys sport, music, art and evenings with family and friends.