Lisa attended the Music School 1984-1990. After studying music at the University of York, she went on to a highly successful twenty-year mdia career, including as a producer at Classic FM, MD of a local radio group and Director of Strategy for the industry body. She then ran her own strategy company, cinsulting across a wide range of sectors, including transport, health, technology and the arts.
Her distinguished non-executive career includes seven years as Vice Chair of Scottish Opera. In 2016, Lisa was appointed as the first female principal of Gordounstoun, the world leader in character education, wich recently published research with the University of Edinburgh into the lifelong value of out-of-classroom learning experiences, and which counts HRH the Duke of Edinburgh, Olympian Heather Stanning and author WIlliam Boyd amongst its alumni.