Marie has a BSc degree in Microbiology and Virology from University of Warwick and started her career at Wellcome Diagnostics. There she worked with a wide range of diagnostic latex and enzyme immunoassay products taking new and redeveloped products from R&D through to manufacturing and marketing, gaining experience in management, manufacturing, problem solving and quality systems, while also studying for a Diploma in Management Studies. She joined NIBSC in 2001, as Divisional Resource Manager in the Bacteriology Division, responsible for co-ordination of divisional support functions, budgeting and quality for the division. As Corporate Affairs Manager since 2007 and then as Head of NIBSC Corporate Affairs from 2014, she is now responsible for corporate requirements within the Institute with oversight for ensuring robust governance arrangements are in place. This includes providing input and advice within the wider organisation on a range of corporate activities such as business planning, business continuity, communications and policy development. Marie leads the Health & Safety Management system for the wider Agency and the Quality Assurance activities within NIBSC. She is also head of the Control Records Office which issues batch release certificates as part of NIBSC’s National Control Laboratory activities.