My home is in the heart of the New Forest, at Beaulieu where I have lived all my life. I was educated locally attending 6th form in Brockenhurst and Art College in Southampton before I studied Theatre Design at the Central School of Art in London.
I worked as a freelance designer for many years and then founded by own Interior design business Mary Montagu Designs, where I did numerous residential and commercial projects including interiors of many historic properties.
I married Rupert Scott in 1997 and have two children Ben 17 and Emilia 15.
I am Chairman of the New Forest Ninth Centenary Trust charity, who run the New Forest Centre in Lyndhurst, the main museum and visitor centre for the New Forest with a gallery, library and archive, museum collection, education service and shop.
- International Boatbuilding Training College Portsmouth Charity
- New Forest Show Society
- National Motor Museum Trust Charity
I am Commodore of the Beaulieu River Sailing Club and sit on many local community committees.
My main interests are sailing, the New Forest, gardening and theatre.