Mary Prior served as Lord-Lieutenant for Bristol from 2007 to 2017. Her business career was primarily as Sales and Marketing Director of Alexandra plc.
She is currently Pro-Chancellor of the University of Bristol and a Director/Trustee of Viridor Environmental Credits Company. She is Patron of Ablaze, Avon Riding for the Disabled, Bristol Charities and Tobacco Factory Theatres. She is President of NSPCC Bristol and Samaritans Bristol and a Vice-President of Quartet Community Foundation. Mary is President of the Royal Bath and West Society for 2017/18.