Shirley is currently a member of Kingswood WI. She started working as Assistant Federation Secretary in November 2006 and was promoted to Federation Secretary in June 2017. Shirley qualified as a Private Secretary in 1985 and went on to work for the local authority in the Finance Department Secretariat, where she remained for over 20 years. She specialises in solving the problems that other people find impossible, and is a very patient listener.
Shirley is an avid collector of handbags and purses. She also enjoys reading, socialising, quizzing and attending horse racing meetings.