Mary Short

Finance Director

Mary is a qualified chartered management accountant with more than 30 years’ experience in professional services, not for profit and environmental organisations, with more than 14 years at Financial Director level.

Coming from a farming background, her career in sustainability began when she worked for Milklink, one of the UK’s largest dairy cooperatives, which is now part of Arla. Here, she saw the impact of energy efficiency on sustainability, as well as issues around fair pricing. She has worked in the sustainability sector since 2008, leading finance for organisations including Sustain, an environmental consultancy focusing on energy sustainability in the built environment. More recently she has worked at The Impact Facility, a UK charity operating in Africa, which supports small scale and artisanal mining communities.

Building on her experience in the sustainability sector and her passion for embedding diversity, equity and inclusion in organisation, Mary became a B Leader in 2021.