Maureen started her teaching career in the former Grampian Region before moving back to Strathclyde and becoming principal teacher of mathematics and then assistant headteacher in Kilsyth Academy.

In 2000, she joined Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Education, where she inspected a wide range of schools as well as education authorities and child protection.

She joined Glasgow City Council in December 2007. Maureen was President of Association of Directors of Education of Scotland (ADES) from 2015 to 2019 and is honorary Vice President of Basketball Scotland and was one of the first women to qualify to be an international basketball referee. She is on the Advisory Board of Career Ready UK and is on Glasgow Colleges Region Board.

Maureen received an OBE in the Queen’s New Year Honours list in 2015 for services to education in Glasgow and Malawi.