Rosemary was born in Birmingham but has spent most of her life in the High Peak. She gained a Law degree from Manchester University and qualified as a solicitor. After a short spell in private practice she moved into the public sector and became a Solicitor for High Peak Borough Council. During her time there she achieved a post-graduate Level 5 Diploma in Coaching and Mentoring from the Institute of Leadership and Management. She also became an Officer peer with the Improvement and Development Agency with special emphasis on ethical governance. For the last 7 years of her career she was the Council’s Monitoring Officer and Principal Legal Advisor. She was also the Council’s Returning Officer responsible for running all elections.
Following early retirement she took the opportunity to re-train as a Mountain Leader. She guides walks in the Peak District, the Lakes and in Europe and helps out with the Duke of Edinburgh scheme.
She has followed the fortunes of the Theatre on a professional basis during her career with the Council and believes strongly that the arts should be for everyone.
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