Shelagh worked as an NHS doctor for over 30 years, and was based at the National Hospital in London before retiring to Herefordshire with her husband in 2011.
Since then, she has become involved in county life as a trustee of a horticultural therapy charity, and was a Board member of the trust responsible for Hereford’s new university project in its early phase.
She is also governor of a local girls school and a member of the Brookfield School Academy Trust. Her belief in education as a way to improve life chances persuaded HCF to set up charitable student bursaries which have been helping disadvantaged young people from Herefordshire since 2014.
She re-joined the Board in November 2020.