Mary Porch joined the board of Trustees in 2016. She is a member of the PR and fundraising sub-committee and brings to the role a breadth of experience in marketing and PR coupled with sound commercial skills. Mary has lived in East Anglia for many years and moved to Bury St Edmunds from Norfolk in 2015. She has over 25 years’ experience in professional services marketing and business development, working alongside accountants and lawyers to grow their businesses. Her current role is as Business Development Director at Ashtons Legal, a regional law firm with around 350 staff and offices in Bury St Edmunds, Cambridge, Norwich, Ipswich and Thetford.
Mary’s other current personal role in the charity sector is as part of the St Nicholas Hospice special events committee. She also tries to work with and benefit other charities in the course of her business development role where possible, believing in the importance of organisations making a positive contribution to the communities in which they are based. She has, in no particular order, four daughters, a broad range of interests and a strong belief in access to justice for all.