Mary has gained experience in multiple roles in foreign missions, and has an excellent track record working in cross-cultural teams. She served as a member of the British Consulate General in Istanbul from 1987 to 2011, where she worked in roles such as Personal Assistant to the Consul General and Deputy Consul General, in addition to serving as Senior Accountant for 7 years. She also worked at the Maltese Consulate General for a year as a personal Assistant to the Consul General. In September 2013 she joined Emirates Airlines as Personal Assistant to the General Manager until joining ARK FZC as a Personal Assistant to the Director of the company, where she worked until 2015. She joined Mayday Rescue in November 2015. Mary is of British/Turkish Nationality and speaks English, Turkish, Greek and fluent French.