Mairi graduated with a Bsc. from Glasgow University and an MBA from IMEA, France. She went on to work in the family IT business, running the Australian office and eventually managed the global operation as Managing Director from their HQ in Scotland. During her time in IT, Mairi won various accolades including ‘Young Director of the Year’ from the Institute of Directors and was nominated for ‘First Woman’ by the CBI.
Having worked abroad extensively with the company, she now lives in the Highlands of Scotland where she runs several companies, including farming, hydro electric development and book writing. The books were written as a response to the constant questioning from her children on 'What do the grown-ups do?'.