"A non-executive director of Carpetright plc (2001– current), Severn Trust plc (2008 - current) and of the non-profit English National Opera (2000–current). Opposition Treasury spokesman in the House of Lords.
"Past appointments include: non-executive director of Imperial Chemical Industries PLC (2004–2008), non-executive director of the Court of the Bank of England (1994–2001 including senior non-executive 1998–2001); Hanson PLC (2001–2007), S Three PLC (2001–7 ), John Laing plc (2002–4); member of Advisory Council of the Institute of Business Ethics (1998 - 2003); Commissioner of the Public Works Loan Board (1995–2001); Governor of the London Business School (1998–2001) and Eastbourne College (2000–5) ; Board member of Social Market Foundation (2002–4); non-executive member of the Inland Revenue's Management Board (1992–99); non-executive member of the NHS Policy Board (1992–95), member of the Chancellor of the Exchequer's Private Finance Panel (1993–97) and member of the government's Public Services Productivity Panel (1998–2000). She joined Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Co. (now KPMG) in 1970 as an articled clerk and qualified as a Chartered Accountant (winning several prizes) in 1973. She was a partner in KPMG from 1983 to 2000. "