Fiona qualified as a State Registered nurse in 1973 following training at St Thomas’s Hospital in London and then in 1977 graduated with an Honours degree in History from Exeter University.
Fiona has held a number of positions relating to her medical interests and background including: Member of the Council Cardiff University and University of Wales College of Medicine. Over the last twenty years Fiona has chaired a number of Health organisations including the Cardiff Local Health, Cancer Services Co-ordinating Group, Cardiac Network Co-ordinating Group, Gwent Health Authority, Gwent Community and Mental Health Trust and sat on the General Medical Council.
She is currently a Trustee of the cancer charity Tenovus, a lay member of the General Optical Council representing Wales and Chair of the Welsh Wound Innovation Initiative a group dedicated to improving research into chronic wound healing.
Fiona was also co-owner of a large fruit farm outside Newport and is a local tourist guide which enables her to share her passion for the country of Wales.
She has three daughters living in various corners of the world.
Fiona was High Sheriff of South Glamorgan in 2004 and appointed a Gwent Deputy Lieutenant in 1999